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EFF Event on Bloggers' Rights - Tuesday, July 19
Date Tuesday July 19
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 974-1719
Event Type Other
* BayFF on Bloggers' Rights, July 19

To kick off EFF's 15th Anniversary celebrations, we're
holding a special BayFF exploring the legal issues
surrounding blogging. The roundtable discussion will
feature EFF Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl, local celebrity
bloggers, and blog tool gurus.

WHAT: BayFF on Bloggers' Rights

WHEN: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, 2005

111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: (415) 974-1719

Please RSVP to (415) 436-9333 x129 or


Kurt Opsahl- Moderator

Kurt Opsahl, who leads EFF's bloggers' rights campaign,
is also one of the attorneys representing online
journalists in Apple v. Does, the case in which Apple
Computer, Inc., is seeking to unmask the journalists'
confidential sources for articles about a future Apple
product. Read more about bloggers' rights and Apple v.
Does at

Violet Blue - Panelist

Violet Blue is a hardworking sex writer, editor, adult book
and video reviewer, and machine artist. By day she works
as Assistant Guest Editor at the popular erotic blog
Fleshbot. Visit Violet's blog at
(warning: not work safe).

danah boyd - Panelist

danah boyd is a Ph.D.researcher at the School of Information
Management and Systems at UC Berkeley studying how people
negotiate their presentation of self in mediated social
contexts to unknown audiences. Most of her work revolves
around articulated social networks, blogging, and other
social software. She blogs at Zephoria
(, and Many-to-Many
( Learn more about danah at

Dan Gillmor - Panelist

Dan Gillmor is founder of Grassroots Media Inc., a project
aimed at enabling grassroots journalism and expanding its
reach. The company's first launch is, a
site "of, by and for the Bay Area." Gillmor, a former
columnist with the San Jose Mercury News, is author
of "We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People,
for the People" (O'Reilly Media, 2004), a book that
explains the rise of citizens' media and why it matters.

Mary Hodder - Panelist

Mary Hodder is an information architect and interaction
designer for several web service companies with social
media sites. Previously a web products manager at
Technorati, Mary works with companies in open source,
photo sharing, and blog aggregation. She blogs at
Napsterization ( and was
an original author at bIPlog, the Berkeley Intellectual
Property Weblog (

Jackson West - Panelist

Jackson West brings a fresh voice, wit, and style to
SFist, the San Francisco outpost of Gothamist. He
serves up regular restaurant, book, film, theater, music,
and nightlife reviews and edits SFist for free - and
he loves every second of it. Visit Jackson's blog at

This event is free and open to the general public. You
must be 21+. Refreshments and birthday cake will be

111 Minna Gallery is accessible via BART. Get off at
the Montgomery station and use the exit marked 2nd
and Market. Walk south on 2nd Street for a block and
a half, and take a right down the Minna Street Alley.
111 Minna Street is located between Mission and
Howard streets.

Added to the calendar on Thursday Jul 14th, 2005 10:56 PM

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