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Subject:        	[Patents] New ACM List on Technology under Regulation
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Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 11:46:46 -0700
From: "James S. Tyre" <jstyre@JSTYRE.COM>

>Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 06:55:24 -0700
>From: "Edward W. Felten" <felten@cs.princeton.edu>
>[Feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested.]
ACM Forum on Legal Regulation of Technology

Laws and legal regulations are increasingly affecting what
technologists can do. The ACM Forum on Legal Regulation of Technology
is a new venue for technologists to discuss how the law is changing
their work.

There are many examples of the law's impact on technology. The growth
of intellectual property claims, including software and business-model
patents, has affected many technologists. Prohibitions on specific
technologies, such as those in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright
Act, have affected both researchers and practitioners. Applications of
antitrust law have shaped the landscape for companies both large and

Legal scholars have been discussing these issues for some time, but
computer scientists have not been nearly as active in the debate. The
forum seeks to bring technologists into the debate. Although we
welcome the contributions of legal scholars, the forum belongs to
technologists and has a technology-centric view.

Many discussions will necessarily focus on the laws of a particular
country, often the United States, but the forum is international in
scope. Discussion of any country's laws will be welcome. In light of
economic globalization, international treaties, and countries' efforts
to harmonize their laws with each other, we expect technologists
throughout the world to face many of the same issues.

The forum will follow the model of ACM's successful RISKS Forum,
issuing a periodic digest of contributions. Contributions will be
chosen by a moderator, and generally will be short but may point to
lengthier discussions elsewhere.

The forum is sponsored by ACM. It is hosted by the Department of
Computer Science at Princeton University. The moderator is Edward W.

How To Subscribe

To subscribe, send an email message to majordomo@cs.princeton.edu. The
body of the message should contain the single line "subscribe
lawtech". If all goes well, you will receive a reply message saying
that you have been subscribed to the forum.

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