Stanford Expert in Cyber Law to speak at RIT, March 24




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Lawrence Lessig, one of the worldís foremost experts in the field of cyber law, will speak at Rochester Institute of Technology next month.

This special event, from 9-11 a.m. Friday, March 24, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center on the RIT campus, is free and open to the public.

Lessig, a professor of law at Stanford University, is a central force in steering public discourse towards recognizing the restrictions being imposed on cyberspace, which he claims is not inherently free. He argued against the constitutionality of the 1998 Copyright Extension Act before the U.S. Supreme Court. Lessig is the founder and chairman of the Creative Commons Foundation, which allows creators and users to legally license and exchange intellectual work quickly. He is the author of several books, including The Future of Ideas and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace.

For more information, visit www.lessig.org or www.rochester.freeculture.org.

WHAT: Lawrence Lessig presentation on cyber law

WHEN: 9-11 a.m. Friday, March 24

WHERE: Gordon Field House and Activities Center, RIT campus

COST: Free and open to the public

CONTACT: Dr. Amit Ray at axrgsl@rit.edu or 585-475-2437