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Students in the New Media Rights program


New Media Rights (

New Media Rights, an independently funded program of California Western School of Law, is a nonprofit program that provides legal services, education, and advocacy for Internet users and creators.

Specialty areas include:

  • Copyright & Online Publishing
  • Responding to and drafting DMCA takedowns, DMCA counter-notices, cease and desist letters, account terminations
  • Pre-publication review of online video and documentaries - including drafting opinion letters for E&O insurance
  • Use and Reuse of copyright protected works & trademarks
  • Ownership and authorship between creative and business partners
  • Intermediary liability - how is a website or mobile app shielded from liability from the actions of 3rd party users? (Particular focus on federal DMCA & CDA 230)
  • Creative Commons licenses
  • Open source software licensing questions
  • Drafting / Analyzing Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, Assignment Agreements, and Independent Contractor agreements

Students interested in working in the clinic should contact Ruth Briscoe (Clinical Internship office) at and Art Neill at and 619-591-8870 for more information.