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Intellectual Property Rights Attorney to Speak at Columbia University

The next session of the University Seminar on New Media Teaching and Learning will be the first annual joint event of the Seminar and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning. The lecture will take place on Tues., Dec. 12, from 4:00 to 5:30 PM in Altschul Auditorium in the International Affairs Building.

First Amendment Lawyer Martin Garbus, who represented the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Emmanuel Goldstein in the recent trial defending the right to publish DeCSS encryption software that circumvents the copyright protection built into all DVDs, will deliver a public lecture entitled "The New Digital World: Hackers, Napster, Free Speech, and Piracy: How it Will Change the Entire Communications World Including Entertainment and Education."

Frank Moretti, Executive Director of the Center, will moderate the discussion between Garbus and the audience. The event will be cybercast on ccnmtl.columbia.edu.

One of the country's leading trial lawyers, Garbus has tried complex commercial, intellectual property, estate, criminal as well as media cases in nearly every state in the country. He has appeared before the United States Supreme Court and the highest state and federal courts. His courtroom cases have ranged from long jury trials in complex estate and securities to arbitrations and short bench trials.

Garbus has taught law at Columbia and Yale. He is a graduate of Hunter College (BA, 1955), and New York University (JD, 1959) and studied economics at Columbia and tax law at New York University School of Law.

For more information please contact: Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, Kathleen Madden, kmadden@columbia.edu, 212.854.0205

Published: Dec 08, 2000
Last modified: Sep 18, 2002


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