April 19th, 2007 by Benjamin Duranske
Blogger and video journalist Josh Wolf (his blog is The Revolution Will Be Televised) was recently released after 226 days in federal “coercive custody” for refusing to turn over video footage of an anti-G8 anarchist protest in San Francisco that he recorded in 2005. The case still raises issues of importance, especially to the blogosphere. To explore those issues, Harvard Law Professor Charles Nesson and HLS Graduate/Computer Science Ph.D. Candidate Rebecca Nesson are preparing to run a moot court trial of the Josh Wolf case on Berkman Island in Second Life this weekend.
The lawyers in this trial will be HLS students, and Professor Nesson will be the judge. Second Life citizens will act as mock jurors. The trial will be held Sunday, April 22nd from 1:00-3:00 pm SLT (Pacific) on Harvard’s Berkman Island in Second Life (here’s a SLURL), and the event is open to the public.
Harvard Law School also conducted a mock trial of the Bragg v. Linden case earlier this year.
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