BayFF on Bloggers’ Rights

EFF: Fighting for Bloggers Rights

BayFF, the San Francisco chapter of EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), is hosting a “Bloggers’ Rights” roundtable discussion tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19th at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. The moderator will be Kurt Opsahl (EFF Staff Attorney, head of their bloggers’ rights campaign) and panelists include: Violet Blue (SRL crew member and assistant guest editor at Fleshbot), danah boyd (Ph.D. researcher at the SIMS: School of Information Management and Systems at UC Berkeley), Dan Gillmor (former columnist with the San Jose Mercury News and publisher of the Citizen Journalist blog Bayosphere), Mary Hodder (information architect and interaction designer) and Jackson West (editor of SFist).

To kick-off EFF’s forthcoming 15th Anniversary celebrations, we’ll be holding a special BayFF exploring the legal issues surrounding blogging. The roundtable discussion will feature EFF Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl, local bloggers, and companies that create blogging tools.

Opsahl, who leads EFF’s bloggers’ rights campaign, is one of the attorneys representing online journalists in Apple v. Does, the case in which Apple Computer, Inc., is seeking to unmask the journalists’ confidential sources for articles about a future Apple product.

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UPDATE: photos are up on Flickr