The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, development, and civil liberties. Areas of focus include copyright, media law and policy, and privacy.
The Internet Underground and the Limits of Surveillance
Co-hosted by the Thompson Reuters Speaker Series at the Information Society Project, the National Security Group at Yale Law School, and the Yale World Fellows Program.
Emily Parker is the author of "Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground" (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux). The book tells the stories of dissident bloggers in China, Cuba and Russia. Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature, wrote the book is "a rigorously researched and reported account that reads like a thriller. It's been a while since I have read a book that is so entertaining, not to mention so encouraging for the culture of liberty."
EFF's Kurt Opsahl will provide an overview of the National Security Letter statutory framework, discussing how NSLs fit in with other authorities, the FBI's history of misuse, and then discuss the law behind the District Court's decision and the upcoming appeal.