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The Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal 2008 Symposium – Internet Collaboration: Charting the Waters of Virtual Worlds, Web 2.0, and the GPL

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal Symposium, sponsored by Fenwick & West LLP and the High Tech Law Institute, takes place at the heart of Silicon Valley. Over the years, technological innovations have spurred legal debate, legislation, and litigation, and the CHTLJ Symposia have been important for discussion and debate. This year's Symposium will tackle some of the most dynamic legal issues facing practitioners, academics, and jurists alike: Virtual Worlds, Web 2.0, and the GPL.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ — The 2008 Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal Symposium, sponsored by Fenwick & West LLP and the High Tech Law Institute, takes place at the heart of Silicon Valley. Over the years, technological innovations have spurred legal debate, legislation, and litigation, and the CHTLJ Symposia have been important for discussion and debate. This year's Symposium will tackle some of the most dynamic legal issues facing practitioners, academics, and jurists alike: Virtual Worlds, Web 2.0, and the GPL.

"Thanks to the support of Fenwick & West LLP and the High Tech Law Institute, this year's symposium will be a first class event," said Shane Lunceford, lead business development editor for the Journal. "We expect an amazing turnout of attorneys working in law firms, in-house attorneys, and attorneys in academia," said Allison Hendrix, editor in chief. Students and members of the public are also welcome to attend. Krystia Przepiorski, lead symposium editor said she expects this to be "the most cutting edge legal symposium of the year," citing the prestige of the panel members and keynote speaker, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Panel 1: Legal Issues of Virtual Worlds Moderator: Tyler Ochoa, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University Panelists: Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Associate Professor of Law, Tulane University Law School Greg Lastowka, Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Law – Camden David Post, Herman Stern Professor, Temple Law School M. Scott Boone, Associate Professor of Law, Appalachian School of Law Marty Roberts, General Counsel of Linden Lab Panel 2: User-Generated Content (Part 1) Moderator: Dorothy Glancy, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University Panelists: Chris Kelly, Chief Privacy Officer, Facebook Zahavah Levine, Chief Counsel, YouTube Melinda Demsky-Mehringer, Senior Vice President, Content Protection Litigation, Fox Entertainment Group, Inc. Mitchell Zimmerman, Partner, Fenwick & West LLP Steven Hetcher, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University School of Law Keynote – Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Panel 3: User-Generated Content (Part 2) Moderator: Eric Goldman, Assistant Professor and Academic Director of the High Tech Law Institute Panelists: Kurt Opsahl, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation Ian Ballon, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig Susan Freiwald, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law Tim Alger, Partner, Quinn Emanuel David Anderman, Senior Director of Business Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Lucasfilm Ltd. Panel 4: Implications of Free Software/Open Source Licensing Moderator: Adit Khorana, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Panelists: Richard Stallman, President, Free Software Foundation John Brockland, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Heather Meeker, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig Jason Wacha, Vice President, Corp. Affairs; General Counsel; Corp. Secretary, MontaVista Software Alexander Caminas, Legal Counsel, Sun Microsystems

About Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal:

The Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal is an independent scholarly legal publication founded and managed by the students of Santa Clara University School of Law. Since its inception in 1984, the Journal has achieved national and international circulation and recognition as a leading forum for multidisciplinary discourse on emerging issues at the juncture of technology, the law and public policy. The Journal's subscribers include leading law libraries, law firms and corporations worldwide. A significant number of federal courts and state supreme courts are also regular subscribers to the Journal, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Additional information about the Journal is available at http://www.chtlj.org.

About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West LLP is one of the nation's premier law firms with extensive expertise in venture capital, public offerings and other corporate finance, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust and employment and labor law.

About the High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University, School of Law

The High Tech Law Institute, part of SCU law school, launched in August 2001 with a new LL.M. in intellectual property law. The institute is designed to promote and advance the study and development of intellectual property law and related laws and policies as applied to existing and emerging technologies. Built on a quarter-century of intellectual property and technology law focus at SCU's law school, the institute offers more than 40 technology law courses per year, including courses in core intellectual property, corporate, international, computer/Internet/communications, and life sciences law. For more information, visit the institute's new web site at http://hightechlaw.scu.edu.

SOURCE Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal

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