Responding to Hate on the Internet:
The Law and Its Limits
Monday, November 4, 2013, 6:00-7:30 PM, Suffolk University Law School, First Floor Function Room
The ways the Internet is used to disseminate and promote hateful and violent beliefs and attitudes are astounding, varied, and continually multiplying. Rapidly changing technology, First Amendment protections for legitimate speech, and the elusive intersection between public and private realms in cyberspace pose innumerable obstacles for containing on-line hate speech. This panel of practitioners, scholars, and government officials, co-sponsored by ADL-New England, will discuss what individuals, businesses, and government can, should, and should not do to prevent the spread of hate on the Internet.
- Jon Albano, Media Attorney, Bingham McCutchen, LLP
- Linda Hamel, General Counsel, Information Technology Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Robert Trestan, New England Regional Director, Former Cyberhate Project Director, ADL
- Christopher Wolf, Co-Author, Viral Hate: Containing Its Spread on the Internet; Chair ADL National Civil rights Committee; Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
- Robert Smith, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
A complimentary light meal will be provided. This is a free event, but registration is required.