Open Views 26: Wendy Seltzer, founder of ChillingEffects.org

Windy Seltzer Wendy Seltzer founded and leads the Chilling Effects clearinghouse, a project to study and combat the ungrounded legal threats that chill activity on the Internet. She also helped start and now leads
the Openlaw project, an experiment bringing
the methods of open source and Free Software development to legal
argument in the public interest. 

Wendy is currently visiting assistant professor at Brooklyn Law School, where she will be teaching Internet Law and Privacy. She was previously a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, focused on intellectual property and free speech issues. Wendy is also a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.

 Tune in to Open Views at 7pm Tuesday 4/10 and 7am Thursday 4/12 CST to listen to an interview with Wendy Seltzer on digital rights, and the ideas of free culture and open source in legal argument.

Recent article re: this at Salon.com

Tangled up in Seuss

When a musician recorded "Green Eggs and Ham" in the voice of vintage Bob Dylan and posted it online, the Grinch estate promptly replied: One fish, two fish, cease and desist.

http://salon.com/news/feature/2007/04/13/dylan_seuss/

"So is there hope for daring creators? Even those who, like Ryan, make something remarkable on a lark? Rothman points to efforts such as the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, set up by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and law clinics at Harvard, UC-Berkeley, Stanford and several other universities to help pool information on copyright issues and advice for artists facing cease-and-desist demands."