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    About Us:

    The Chilling Effects Clearinghouse collects and analyzes legal complaints about online activity, helping Internet users to know their rights and understand the law. Chilling Effects welcomes submission of letters from individuals and from Internet service providers and hosts. These submissions enable us to study the prevalence of legal threats and allow Internet users to see the source of content removals.

    Chilling Effects aims to support lawful online activity against the chill of unwarranted legal threats. We are excited about the new opportunities the Internet offers individuals to express their views, parody politicians, celebrate favorite stars, or criticize businesses, but concerned that not everyone feels the same way. Study to date suggests that cease and desist letters often silence Internet users, whether or not their claims have legal merit. The Chilling Effects project seeks to document that "chill" and inform C&D recipients of their legal rights in response.

    The Chilling Effects Clearinghouse is a unique collaboration among law school clinics and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Conceived and developed at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society by Berkman Fellow Wendy Seltzer, the project is now supported by clinical programs at Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, University of San Francisco, University of Maine, George Washington School of Law, and Santa Clara University School of Law clinics, and the EFF.

    The participating clinics are listed below, with the topic areas for which each has primary responsibility. We appreciate the hard work of these organizations, their directors, professors, and law students.

    See below to contact the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse.

    Berkman Center for Internet & Society 

    Berkman Center for Internet & Society

    http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/

    Topic Areas: ACPA, Domain Names and Trademarks, Right of Publicity, Trademark, UDRP

    Participants


    DePaul University College of Law 

    DePaul University College of Law

    http://www.law.depaul.edu/institutes_centers/ciplit/

    Topic Areas:

    Participants


    Electronic Frontier Foundation 

    Electronic Frontier Foundation

    http://www.eff.org/

    Topic Areas: Linking

    Participants

    EFF's work on the Chilling Effects Project is supported by the San Francisco Foundation. The San Francisco Foundation


    George Washington University Law School 

    George Washington University Law School

    http://www.law.gwu.edu/

    Topic Areas: Copyright and Fair Use

    Participants


    Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic 

    Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic

    http://www.samuelsonclinic.org/

    Topic Areas: Anticircumvention (DMCA), Reverse Engineering

    Participants


    Santa Clara University School of Law High Tech Law Institute 

    Santa Clara University School of Law High Tech Law Institute

    http://hightechlaw.scu.edu/

    Topic Areas: Trade Secret

    Participants


    Stanford Center for Internet & Society 

    Stanford Center for Internet & Society

    http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/

    Topic Areas: Derivative Works, Fan Fiction, John Doe Anonymity, Piracy or Copyright Infringement

    Participants


    University of Maine School of Law 

    University of Maine School of Law

    http://www.lawandinnovation.org/

    Topic Areas: E-Commerce Patents, Patent

    Participants


    USF Law School - IIP Justice Project 

    USF Law School - IIP Justice Project

    http://www.internetjustice.org/

    Topic Areas: Copyright, Defamation, Documenting Your Domain Defense, Protest, Parody and Criticism Sites

    Participants


    Contact Us:

    Please send your inquiry to one (and only one) of the addresses below.

    Clinics at other law schools are invited to join the project. Please contact Wendy Seltzer, wendy@seltzer.com for more information about getting involved.

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