Insights: Events Protecting Anonymous Online Speech

Legal Frontiers in Digital Media 2019

The Media Law Resource Center and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology are proud to present the next in this series of conferences that explores emerging legal issues surrounding digital content in today's multi-platform world. This session will take an in-depth look at legal strategies for protecting anonymous online speech from the perspective of the platforms that provide the channels of communication, as well as from users seeking to maintain their online anonymity. What are the legal standards for maintaining user anonymity when a platform is faced with a demand for identifying information? How do standards differ depending on jurisdiction, the nature of the action, and who is making the demand and differ depending on the nature of the action? When must (or should) platforms notify their users about subpoenas, and when should (or must) a platform withhold such notice? And how does all of this relate to a platform's legal and ethical obligations to its users?

Event Details

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owen Street, San Francisco, California

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10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

CLE Credit

UC Berkeley School of Law certifies that this activity has been approved by the State Bar of California for 7.0 General Hours of Continuing Legal Education credit. If you are seeking credit for another jurisdiction, please check with your state bar to determine if California CLE credits are recognized, through reciprocity, in your jurisdiction.

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