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Indiana Law Annotated

Vol. 25 No. 7 (October 13, 2003)

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ABA MEETING WITH STUDENTS TODAY

Every seven years, the American Bar Association sends a site inspection team to visit the Law School for several days as part of its routine reaccreditation process. The site inspection team is visiting classes and talking with faculty and students on Monday, Oct. 13, and Tuesday, Oct. 14, and will meet with Dean Robel on Wednesday morning. Site inspectors will drop in on classes, and are available to speak to students and faculty in the faculty conference room on the third floor. As the dean mentioned at the recent town meeting, the ABA team will meet with interested students from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13, in the Moot Court Room. Light refreshments will be available.

L.A. JUDGE IS JURIST IN RESIDENCE THIS WEEK

Judge Steff Padilla, a 1985 graduate of the Law School and a family court judge in Los Angeles, is visiting this week as part of the Jurist and Practitioner in Residence program. Padilla will participate in several classes and in the Child Advocacy Clinic, and will meet with student groups during her visit.

JD STUDENTS WIN TOUGH SOCCER SHOWDOWN

JD students and international graduate students kicked off the first annual JD/LLM Soccer Showdown at Karst Farm Park last Friday evening with a lively competition. Second-year students Jason Rodocker, Noah Joseph, and Dave Francisco all scored in the first half, giving the JDs a 3-0 lead at halftime. Outnumbered by almost three to one, the tired but undaunted international graduate students waged a spirited comeback in the second half. Alongkorn Tongmee scored, bringing the match to 3-1, and the LLM students nearly scored again before the second half ended. Both teams checked their rivalry at the door of the Upland Brewery post-match party, where a great time was had by organizers, players, and supporters. A good deal of rematch talk circulated throughout the party, leaving all to wonder if this competition may lose its "annual" status. Thanks to all who played and came out to encourage the teams. Special thanks to organizers Professor Bill Henderson, Professor Lisa Farnsworth, and international programs director Lesley Davis.

EVENTS & LECTURES

JUDGE PADILLA TO SPEAK AT PILF MEETING THURSDAY

Please join the Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) in welcoming Judge Steff Padilla, JD'85, who will discuss her experiences as a Los Angeles public interest lawyer and family court judge at noon on Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Moot Court Room. Rockits pizza, veggies, desserts, and drinks will be provided for all in attendance.

POYNTER CENTER DIRECTOR DISCUSSES ETHICS AND PEDIATRICS THURSDAY

Professor Richard B. Miller will present his new book, Children, Ethics and Modern Medicine, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the College Arts and Humanities Institute, 1211 East Atwater Avenue, on the corner of Atwater and Ballantine.

Miller is director of the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions and a professor in the Department of Religious Studies. In the book, Miller discusses ethical issues in pediatric care using both philosophical arguments and real world experience. He seeks to define basic norms that should shape family and professional responsibility in pediatric care.

"DEMOCRACY AND DISSENT" LECTURE SERIES KICKS OFF THURSDAY

David Estlund, professor and acting chair of Philosophy at Brown University, will speak at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, in room A100 of Jordan Hall on the topic, "Does Authority Depend on Democracy? The Case of a Soldier in Doubt." The lecture is the first in a series on "Democracy and Dissent" this year, and is sponsored by the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions, the Department of Political Science, and the Department of Philosophy.

NEWS FROM THE FACULTY

On Friday, Oct. 3, Professor Charles Geyh spoke to the American Constitution Society at the University of Illinois College of Law on the subject of judicial selection.

Congratulations to Professor Rob Fischman, whose latest book, The National Wildlife Refuges: Coordinating a Conservation System through Law, was published last week. Professor Joseph L. Sax from the University of California, Berkeley, regarded as the doyen of environmental law scholars, said Fischman's "splendid book will be the indispensable source for everyone who wants to know about America's wildlife refuge system. But it is much more than just a reference work. It also thoughtfully explores the system's distinctive dominant-use hierarchy approach to conservation management, and in so doing makes an important contribution to our contemporary environmental literature."

NEWS FROM STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

PANEL DISCUSSION ON JD/MBA ACCOUNTING JOINT DEGREE TUESDAY

Interested in getting a Master's in Business Administration in one extra year (no prior work experience required)? You are invited to attend a panel discussion hosted by Beta Alpha Psi, "Is the JD/MBA in Accounting joint degree right for me?" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 in room CG 1008 of the Business School. Free Dagwood subs will be available for all in attendance.

ILS WINE AND CHEESE MIXER WEDNESDAY

The International Law Society is hosting a Wine and Cheese Mixer that will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Student Lounge. Come meet other JD and LLM students who are interested in international law, meet international law professors Hannah Buxbaum and Christiana Ochoa, and of course come to drink wine and have fun! This event is free to all dues-paying members. Non-members will pay $10 at the door. If you are interested in joining the ILS before the event or have questions about whether you have paid, please contact Ryann Hardman at rhardman@indiana.edu. You can also join the ILS at the door. We hope to see you there!

PHI DELTA PHI LAW FRATERNITY APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY

It's not too late to join Phi Delta Phi, the nation's oldest legal fraternity. The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 17. Interested students can pick up an application from the student organization bulletin board on the ground floor of the Law School, or from our local chapter's magister, third-year student Snider Page. A one-time international membership fee of $70 is required, and local chapter dues are $15. These amounts can be combined in one check or paid separately. Please place applications and payments in Page's mailbox on the ground floor.

Initiation will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Indiana Supreme Court building in Indianapolis. Dean Robel will be initiated as an honorary Phi Delta Phi member at the ceremony.

Don't miss out on the membership benefits of Phi Delta Phi, an organization dedicated to promoting and fostering the ethical practice of law. If you have any questions, please email us at snpage@indiana.edu, mlight@indiana.edu, or at mawaters@indiana.edu.

STUDENT LAW ASSOCIATION HALLOWEEN PARTY

Start planning your costumes now! The annual SLA Halloween Party will be held on Friday, Oct. 31. Tickets can be purchased this week during lunch. The $10 ticket price covers snacks and beverages. Or, save some cash and buy a joint SLA Halloween Party/BLSA Gong Show ticket for $15. Unbelievable prizes are lined up for the costume contest. This should be the best SLA Halloween Party yet. Be sure to save the date!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

LAW SCHOOL TRICK-OR-TREATING OCT. 30

The annual Law School Halloween party and trick-or-treating will start at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. The parade will begin at 4:45 p.m. Students and faculty are encouraged to bring their children for the trick-or-treating through the Law School offices, and everyone is invited to come and be a part of the fun and games. Students interested in volunteering to coordinate events should e-mail Professor Michael Jenuwine at mjenuwin@indiana.edu.

ARE YOU LEGAL? A MESSAGE FROM IU'S INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY OFFICE

Do you download songs, movies, software, games, or other media from the Internet? If so, read this to protect yourself!

Downloading or distributing whole copies of copyrighted material for personal use or entertainment without explicit permission from the copyright owner is against the law. Copyright law applies to materials such as music, movies, games, or software in both digital and analog format.

If you download an illegally distributed file to your own computer, you are committing an illegal action. In addition, many of the applications used to download such files (e.g., KaZaA, BearShare, Morpheus) automatically share with others the files you download, unless you manually disable outbound file sharing. This means any time your computer is connected to the Internet, you are distributing copyrighted material illegally.

Copyright holders regularly notify Indiana University of infringing activity using the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). As a service provider, IU is obligated to investigate complains and is legally required to take action to remove the offending material. The DMCA also permits a copyright owner to send a subpoena ordering a service provider to turn over information about a subscriber. The service provider must do so promptly, and no judge's approval is required. If you illegally possess or share copyrighted materials, you may lose access to IU's data network, be subject to disciplinary action by the Office of Student Ethics, and possibly face legal action.

Tips on avoiding copyright law infringement:

Disable outbound file sharing or ensure that you have explicit permission from the copyright holders to share all files accessible to the application. (For help, see the IU Knowledge Base document at http://kb.iu.edu/data/akej.html.)

Verify that the distributor of any file you are interested in downloading has permission from the copyright holder to distribute it.

Assume that you do not have permission to download or distribute a file unless you have proof to the contrary. Before you download a file, check the Web sites of the musicians, studios, or companies involved to see if they allow distribution of their materials in this manner. When you purchase movies, music, games, etc., read the enclosed license carefully to learn your rights.

Keep up-to-date on the debate over intellectual property rights legislation and make sure your voice is heard by your local legislators if you have an opinion on current laws and proposed changes.

Get information about copyright, fair use, and intellectual property policies at IU at http://www.copyright.iupui.edu or http://filesharing.iu.edu.

Fore more information:

What is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act? (http://kb.iu.edu/data/alik.html)

How does Indiana University deal with complains about copyright violations involving the IU network? (http://kb.iu.edu/data/alii.html)

What should I know to avoid copyright law infringement with digital media? (http://kb.iu.edu/data/ahmf.html)

What is the No Electronic Theft Act? (http://kb.iu.edu/data/aliv.html)

SCHEDULING EVENTS

ALL e-mail about reserving classrooms must be sent to BL-LAW-EVENTS. Mail must be sent to the correct address, bl-law-events (for Outlook users) or bl-events-law@exchange.indiana.edu (for non- Outlook users). Please include the date and time of event, length of time the room will be needed, classroom requested, and number of people attending the event. Requests should be sent at least one week before the event and include the name of the person requesting, the organization planning the event, and an e-mail address. Confirmations will be sent by reply e-mail. Thank you!

AUDIO - VIDEO SERVICES

Requests for AV services may be sent to Beth Plew at av@exchange.indiana.edu. Please include the name of your group and the e-mail address of the contact person, a description of what you want to do, and the date, location, starting time and duration of the event. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance and will be confirmed by e-mail.

CALENDAR

Oct. 13: ABA meeting with students, 4 p.m., Moot Court Room

Oct. 14: Panel discussion on joint JD/MBA Accounting degree, 7 p.m., room CG 1008, Business School

Oct. 15: ILS Wine and Cheese Mixer, 6 p.m., Student Lounge

Oct. 16: Judge Padilla speaks at PILF meeting, noon, Moot Court Room;

"Children, Ethics, and Modern Medicine," 5 p.m., College Arts and Humanities Institute, 1211 East Atwater Avenue

Oct. 17: "Democracy and Dissent" lecture, Professor David Estlund, 4 p.m., room A100, Jordan Hall;

Phi Delta Phi applications due

For more upcoming events, visit www.law.indiana.edu/calendar/calendarevents.shtml.

ILA: Please visit our Web site at www.law.indiana.edu/publications/ila/ilacurrent.shtml. The ILA is published every Monday with news about the coming week. If you have questions about an item appearing in the ILA, please contact Lesa Petersen (e-mail: petersen@indiana.edu; phone: 856-4044).

Submissions: Information and articles for the ILA should be submitted by Friday at 3 p.m. for inclusion in Monday's edition. Please e-mail all submissions to ila@indiana.edu.