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New Media Rights Students and Faculty

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 content 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 third-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 Art Neill at and (619) 591-8870 for more information.