Legal Summit for Software Freedom at CLS

Oct. 12 Event Brings Together Prominent Lawyers of Free and Open Source Software Community and Provides Free Legal Education to  Public
Press contact:
Jim Garrison
Public Relations Coordinator
Software Freedom Law Center
October 8, 2007 (NEW YORK) - The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), will host a Legal Summit for Software Freedom on Friday, October 12, at Columbia Law School.
``We intend to bring together leading attorneys in the Software Freedom community to discuss matters of mutual interest and concern,’’ said Eben Moglen, Executive Director of SFLC and Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia Law School.
WHAT: Legal Summit for Software Freedom
WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2007, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST
WHERE: Columbia Law School, William and June Warren Hall, Room L-107, 1125 Amsterdam Ave., between 115th and 116th Streets, Manhattan, New York. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
SPEAKERS: Eben Moglen, Dan Ravicher, Richard Fontana, Matt Norwood, Karen  Sandler and James Vasile, each of whom are attorneys at SFLC. Topics include licensing, copyrights and patents, and corporate issues related to Software Freedom. Continuing Legal Education credit for New York is available to those who pre-register.
The Summit is free, but pre-registration is requested. More information, including how to register, is available at
The Software Freedom Law Center -- directed by Eben Moglen, one of the world's leading experts on copyright law as applied to software -- provides legal representation and other law-related services to protect and advance Free and Open Source Software. The Law Center is dedicated to assisting non-profit open source developers and projects.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.