Current projects, issues, and research interests:
ISPs are central intermediaries for massive quantities of communications in the modern world,
and face and have built a complex patchwork of legal rules and industry practices to
negotiate these issues. From their own efforts to police spam with trespass to chattels
doctrine, to the contingent safe harbors of the DMCA § 512, the actions of Internet
access & service providers shape our communications landscape.
- Fair Use Network - providing
information and resources for recipients of trademark and copyright cease and desist letters.
A project of the Free Expression Policy Project, NYU Brennan Center for Justice.
Democracy, representation, and alternative voices. Those excluded from
power are often the first to
use new and alternative means of communication. Unfortunately, archival and preservation
efforts generally lag behind the technology, learning to understand the value of the speech,
and then rushing to capture and preserve it. Digitization offers unparalleled opportunities
to capture, document, and preserve alternative voices, the subaltern, feminist and radical
histories that express themselves in a variety of media that would otherwise be lost.
Digitization, however, is only the first step in preserving these histories. Without public
dissemination and access, the hidden and forgotten histories may stay hidden. To facilitate
digital distribution and reproduction in a permissions culture, traditional legal norms and
library practices need to be retrofitted.
- Ohio Secretary of State Review of Electronic Voting Machines. Patrick McDaniel, Kevin Butler, William Enck, Harri Hursti,
Stephen McLaughlin, Patrick Traynor, Matt Blaze, Adam Aviv, Pavol Cerny, Sandy Clark, Eric Cronin, Gaurav Shah, Micah Sherr, Giovanni Vigna,
Richard Kemmerer, David Balzarotti, Greg Banks, Marco Cova, Viktoria Felmetsger, William Robertson, Fredrik Valeur, Joseph Lorenzo Hall, and
Laura Quilter, EVEREST: Evaluation and Validation of Election-Related Equipment, Standards and Testing. Public Report, Ohio Secretary
of State, 2007. [pdf of public report]
- California Secretary of State Top-to-Bottom Review of Electronic Voting Machines. Joseph Lorenzo Hall and Laura
Quilter, ""Documentation Review of the Hart InterCivic System 6.2.1 Voting System: Top-To-Bottom Review of California Voting Systems",
California Secretary of State, July 20, 2007. [pdf of public
- Preservation of digital resources.
- Archives best practices for digitization and republication.
- An Oral History Project: Radicalization and Activism
- Anarchist Biographical