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Seminar on GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics

by wtheaker Contributions Published on Feb 14, 2014 06:32 PM
Boston, MA - Suffolk University Law School 120 Tremont St
When Mar 24, 2014

from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Boston, MA

Date: Monday, March 24th, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm (doors open at 8:30am)
Location: Suffolk University Law School 120 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108
Contact: For questions email

The Free Software Foundation's Seminar on GPL Enforcement and Legal Ethics will be held on Monday, March 24th at Suffolk University Law School. Attendees of the half-day, three-session seminar will learn about: copyleft and other important terms in the GNU General Public License; best practices in the free software licensing enforcement process; and ethical considerations important to any lawyer that is advising free software users and developers. The event is aimed at legal professionals, as well as law students (who can attend at no cost). Sign-ups and details on financial aid options available to all lawyers can be found on the seminar registration page.

Our highly experienced and knowledgeable team of instructors include: Karen Sandler, J.D., Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation and former general counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center; Bradley Kuhn, Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy and a member of the Board of Directors of the FSF; and Donald R. Robertson, III, J.D., Copyright and Licensing Associate of the Free Software Foundation.

Continuing Legal Education Credits

We are in the process of applying to the Virginia Bar Association for MCLE course approval on our course materials. When we are approved, attendees will be able to claim MCLE credits in Virginia or any other state that accepts Virginia-approved MCLE credits (2 general credits and 1 ethics credit). While each state's requirements vary, in the past the following states have allowed attorneys to claim credits for courses approved for CLE credit by the state of Virginia: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.



08:30 Doors open
09:00 Welcome and introductory remarks

Session 1

09:15 Brief Introduction to the GNU General Public License
10:15 Break

Session 2

10:45 Legal Ethics for Free Software
11:45 Break

Session 3

12:00 Enforcement of GPL
13:00 Closing remarks

Location and parking

The event will take place in room 495 on the fourth floor of the Suffolk University Law School located at 120 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108.

This is located across the street from Park Street station.

Parking is available beneath the Boston Common.

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