Date: Friday, April 5, 2013 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: School of Communications, Media Production Center 100, American University, 4400 Mass Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20016
James Grimmelmann studies "how the law governing the creation and use of computer software affects individual freedom and the distribution of wealth and power in society" (Bio). Currently serving as both a professor of law at New York Law School and a member of the Institute for Information Law & Policy, Grimmelmann will be visiting American University to share his forthcoming research on the governance of social media. He will be one of the many scholars to visit the campus as part of the Visiting Scholars Series.
This event will take place on April 5, 2013 at 2:30PM.
It is free and open to the public.
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Prior to law school, Grimmelmann received an A.B. in computer science from Harvard College and worked as a programmer for Microsoft. He has served as a resident fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale, as a legal intern for Creative Commons and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He studies how the law governing the creation and use of computer software affects individual freedom and the distribution of wealth and power in society, and mediates the conversations surrounding these topics. He writes about intellectual property, virtual worlds, search engines, online privacy, and other topics in computer and Internet law. Recent publications include The Internet Is a Semicommons (78 Fordham L. Rev. 2799, 2010), Saving Facebook (94 Iowa L. Rev. 1137, 2009) and The Ethical Visions of Copyright Law (77 Fordham L. Rev. 2005, 2009). (Information gathered from Grimmelmann's website.)