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March 17, 2005

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Allegra Young, UT Law, (512) 917-9159.

3L Seth Belzley's Paper on Internet Intermediary Liability Presented at Texas and Harvard

Paper prepared as part of Center for Law, Business, and Economics' Fellow Program

AUSTIN, Texas — Third year student Seth Belzley's paper on Internet intermediary liability was presented at both a UT-Austin colloquium and at Harvard's Internet Law Colloquium. The paper The Promise of Internet Intermediary Liability was prepared as part of his work as one of UT’s Center for Law, Business, and Economics (CLBE) inaugural student fellows, and was co-authored with CLBE co-director Ronald Mann.

The paper, available online, examines areas where the Internet has enabled illegal conduct to not only flourish but expand (e.g. child pornography, gambling) and outlines possible solutions that seek to curb inappropriate conduct without unduly raising the costs to the entire Internet community.

Belzley was the only student among those whose work is highlighted at the Harvard colloquium series.

Harvard's Internet Law Colloquium is a discussion and speaker series sponsored by the Harvard Law School and its Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The colloquium presents topics and papers on current issues and controversies in Internet law. Presenters come from multiple disciplines and offer divergent perspectives on law, technology, and their social implications.

About the co-authors:

Third year Seth Belzley is a fellow at UT Law's Center for Law, Business and Economics, where Mann serves as co-director. Belzley was also recently honored as one of UT Law's Chancellors. Membership in the Chancellors is extended to the 16 students with the highest grade point averages after two years at UT Law.

Professor Mann holds the Ben H. and Kitty King Powell Chair in Business and Commercial Law at UT Law. He is currently the Bruce W. Nichols Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Related Links:
The Promise of Internet Intermediary Liability: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/home/uploads/422/Mann_Draft.doc
UT Law's Center for Law, Business & Economics: http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/clbe/
The Harvard Internet Law Colloquium: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/home/ilc2004