Lessig on NPR: The law and iPhone hacking (audio)

HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig

Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig recently spoke on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” about a new ruling that allows Apple iPhone users to “hack” into their phones so they can choose a different carrier. Lessig, the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard, also discussed recent changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Zittrain on NPR: Copyright decision not a get out of jail free card (audio)


Harvard Law School Professor Jonathan Zittrain recently appeared on NPR’s “On The Media” to discuss the recent decision by the Librarian of Congress that “jailbreaking” a smart phone is not in violation the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which was enacted in 1998 to prevent the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material via new media.

Goldsmith and Lessig in Post: Anti-counterfeiting agreement raises constitutional concerns

HLS Professors Lawrence Lessig and Jack Goldsmith

HLS Professors Jack Goldsmith and Lawrence Lessig  co-wrote “Anti-counterfeiting agreement raises constitutional concerns,” an op-ed that appeared in the March 26 edition of the Washington Post. Goldsmith is co-author of “Who Controls the Internet?” Lessig is the author of “Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy.”

Preserving Free Speech on the Internet

Savith Iyengar/David Ardia

For students looking for cutting-edge legal work in the realm of new technologies, there may be no better place than the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. In the fall of 2008, more than 40 students were involved in a wide range of projects that explored areas such as free speech, intellectual property and online child safety in the context of the Internet and other rapidly developing technologies. Many of the projects the center undertook involves issues being litigated for the first time.

Patently Supportive


A principal at Fish & Richardson in Boston, Charles Hieken ’57 has practiced all aspects of intellectual property law for more than 50 years. He and his wife, Donna, recently made a gift to the school to establish the Hieken Professorship in Patent Law.