EFF to judge: Let's webcast the RIAA's lawsuit

Rogue archivist Carl Malamud sez,
EFF filed a really well-done brief today in support of Professor Nesson and Harvard's Berkman Center and their quest to provide a live webcast of the defense they providing to students against the RIAA.

Public.Resource.Org and the Internet Archive have offered to host the video. We've previous worked with the provider here, Courtroom View Network, to put the Nifong disbarment trial on-line (link). All that video is hi-res with no restrictions on re-use.

Media Access Project, Free Press, and the California First Amendment Coalition, and even attorney Ben Sheffner have joined this call to open up the court proceedings.

EFF does such great work ... we're really proud to support their excellent brief.

EFF Leads Call of Support for Live Webcast of RIAA Hearing (Thanks, Carl!

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  1. Outstanding. The EFF should be expected to lead by example, in as much as they are obviously in the forefront in the cultural movement that insists on open access to many types of information. What happens in our court rooms should be accessible. They are public places, and you can drop into all but popular trials anytime you like. It’s crazy that anyone would argue to NOT have most court activity (especially Supreme Court activity), viewable by the public. But we know that a lot of judges don’t like to be watched. Because they have too much power that they often abuse.

  2. Well, if lawyers hate the light so much then where did we all those photos of Obama showing off his abs in Hawaii?

  3. Well, if lawyers hate the light so much then where did we all those photos of Obama showing off his abs in Hawaii?

    He’s a day-walker. Duh.

  4. …your ‘previous posts’ has a 404d link in it:

    The requested URL /2008/11/17/legendary-harvard-la.html?referer=sphere_search was not found on this server.

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