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Tenenbaum Oral Argument


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From: Nathan Lovejoy
Date: Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 12:48 PM
To: nesson, Jason Harrow , effletcher, Andrew Breidenbach , Phil Hill

Great job today guys. Don’t know about you, but I came away with a good feeling.
Just saw this quick piece on

From: Jason Harrow
Date: Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 12:56 PM
To: Nathan Lovejoy
Cc: nesson, effletcher, Andrew Breidenbach, Phil Hill

I, too, am feeling pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good (notice also the fantastic message in the end credit sequence of that clip, which is particularly on-point for this group).
But more important: thanks to you all for an amazing effort this year. From the very first question that the government got, it was so gratifying that the judges were taking our big arguments about the whole point of the Copyright Act really seriously. I would be proud of the briefs we wrote even if the judges laughed at the arguments, but that was particularly awesome. That was a true team effort.
And Charlie, thanks for the trust to let me get up there today. It was a really great way to cap thinking about these issues for almost two years now.
See y’all soon.

From: Charles Nesson
Date: Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 1:00 PM
To: Jason Harrow
Cc: Nathan Lovejoy, effletcher, Andrew Breidenbach, Phil Hill


thank you dandennis

Charles Nesson on the First Circuit Appeal of the RIAA and Joel Tenenbaum


Remix – PROOF 1

Heicklen Invitation

Julian Heicklen, the responses from my American Jury class are flowing in: Would you be willing to come to Cambridge to speak with our American Jury class on a monday or tuesday afternoon in the upcoming month


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US Code

US Constitution

Art. I – Legislative
Art. II – Executive
Art. III – Judicial
Art. IV – States’ Relations
Art. V – Mode of Amendment
Art. VI – Prior Debts
Art VII – Ratification

Crimes and Criminal Procedure – 18 USC Section 1504

Legal Research Home > US Laws > Crimes and Criminal Procedure > Crimes and Criminal Procedure – 18 USC Section 1504


Sec. 1504. Influencing juror by writing

Whoever attempts to influence the action or decision of any grand or petit juror of any court of the United States upon any issue or matter pending before such juror, or before the jury of which he is a member, or pertaining to his duties, by writing or sending to him any written communication, in relation to such issue or matter, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

Julian Heicklen is a 78 year old libertarian activist known for his marijuana protests at Pennsylvania State University where he was a professor and more recently jury nullification outreach. Since October 2009 Julian has been traveling around the USA (mostly the northeast) to do jury nullification outreach at federal courthouses.

Self bio:

Julian Heicklen was born at an early age. At 8 days, he was circumcised. This was so traumatic that he did not walk or talk for a year. There was nothing unusual about his early development. He went to Cornell University to become the usual engineering nerd.

Unfortunately, while in high school, his uncle gave him a book about the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. To complicate matters, while at Cornell, he read Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. He transformed from the ordinary engineering nerd into a raving maniac about freedom. Ever since, he engaged in all sorts of socially unacceptable behavior. He stole a house, won the Yom Kippur war for Israel, corresponded with Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov, tried to sue the U.S. Post Office, smoked pot at the main gate of Penn State University every Thursday for 3 years, had a municipal law declared unconstitutional, and distributed subversive material at the U.S. Courthouse in Manhattan. He has been arrested 23 times and incarcerated 8 times.

He has the delusional idea that he can transform the United States from a totalitarian government into a free society. His wife and daughters are trying to get him committed to an old age home. He prefers prison where he has around the clock police protection, something he could not otherwise afford. In addition, that is where the interesting people reside.

Nancy Gertner

i want it known that i had nothing to do with bringing nancy gertner to her decision to retire from the bench and join harvard law school’s faculty

and that i&i warmly welcome her


our reply is due february 17

so here we are
our reply due in two weeks
here is the weight of industry and law crushing down on us
there best defense my weakness
will you help me
paul newman in the verdict
evidence and american jury as a clinical course

Read the parties’ arguments:
RIAA’s Opening Brief
Government’s Opening Brief
Tenenbaum’s Opening Brief
Government’s Reply Brief
RIAA’s Reply Brief

After reading these, give your opinion on who wins and why:
Survey: RIAA v. Tenenbaum

in the name of Trevor Rhone

Charles —

Tonight I addressed the American people on the future we face together. Though at times it may seem uncertain, it is a future that is ours to decide, ours to define, and ours to win.

Overcoming the challenges we face today requires a new vision for tomorrow. We will move forward together, or not at all — for the challenges we face are bigger than party, and bigger than politics.

Yet the story of America is this: We do big things.
It means leading the world in educating our kids

so ok, that’s what i’m working on

SET-Jamaica’s Promise – Build a Tent at Mountain View

in collaboration with GoGSAT and BARMAX

twittering and blogging

fern liked my doc, clear and straight, lifts my spirits, strengthens my resolve, see ireland call for rethink and ok, tweeted juan carlos and rethink music, rethink copyright, responded to z’s great net neutrality piece with my question, how does copyright relate, see z and ethan and jon speaking out to the world at a level wikileaks is only now bringing into focus, how do we manage our global information space, are we capable of governing ourselves. z offers a metaphor as cyber tool to conceptualize the problem, speaking at the level of assange. this is the news, that recognition of the cyber era is finally dawning on mass consciousness, next that such a consciousness exists and we participate as its creators and actors who express it