Help us kick off our second year as a part of California Western School of Law! - June 2013 Newsletter

New Media Rights

It's been almost a year since New Media Rights became part of California Western School of Law. The partnership has been a huge success! We've provided free legal services to hundreds of internet users and creators.  We've also produced over 100 educational videos that have received over 150,000 views! In addition, we've helped create public policies that improve our ability to access and remix the world around us, and to have control of what information and services we can access through new technologies like smartphones.  
We've been able to support this work with grants from the California Consumer Protection Foundation and the City of San Diego, but we're still independently funded, so we need your support today to help ensure our services will be available for years to come. This summer, we're asking you to show your support for New Media Rights with a donation.
If you donate at least $250, your name will go on our Founder's Wall!

When you donate, you're making sure that the next generation of creators and innovators have access to quality, affordable legal services.

Make your donation by clicking here!
Now to the big news! This month we're introducing our new Advisory Board, new Staff Attorney and many new events on the horizon. Here are a few of the highlights from our summer so far.

Meet our new Advisory Board!
New Media Rights is proud to introduce our first Advisory Board. Made up of creators, entrepreneurs and innovators, the board are NMR's ambassadors to the community. NMR's advisory board is made up of the following members: Shaun Spalding, Phelan Riessen, Katie Rast, Jed Sundwall, Cy Kuckenbaker, Hani Anani and Jodi Cilley.  You can read bios and see photos of the entire Advisory Board by visiting our Meet the NMR Board page.

Meet our new Staff Attorney, Teri Karobonik!

Teri Karobonik is our new Staff Attorney Fellow at New Media Rights. Prior to joining us she worked as a Graduate Research Fellow for Professor Colleen Chien and a Fellow at the Federal Legal Aid Self Help Center at the San Jose Federal District Court.

Teri received her J.D. from Santa Clara Law. While she was at Santa Clara Teri earned numerous awards for her work in IP and Privacy including a Pro-Bono Award for her work as the International Legal Intern at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in the summer of 2011. Teri received her B.A. with honors in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona in 2009. She was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  When Teri’s not being an awesome lawyer you can find her cooking, playing board games and doing yoga.

Upcoming Events

Startup Weekend
New Media Rights is proud to announce our sponsorship of Startup Weekend San Diego, beginning June 21 at Nokia San Diego. The event is a weekend-long, hands-on experience where innovators and aspiring technology entrepreneurs can hear from industry experts whether their startup ideas are viable. New Media Rights' sponsorship of the event includes an offer of free legal services for the winning team.

Film Consortium San Diego, So Say We All and Space 4 Art present FILMCON, July 19th from 6:00-10:00PM at Space 4 Art. Come out and join San Diego, LA and visiting filmmakers in this first annual event that promotes independent film and supports filmmakers, cast and crew. There will be special guests, speakers, and panels on a variety of topics. Enjoy independent films, network with others and and enjoy the experiences that only Comic-Con weekend and crowds can provide.Come check out our table and meet some of the NMR community. Tickets are available here.

Come meet our new Staff Attorney Teri at VidCon in Anaheim, CA! VidCon has established itself as a premier gathering of people who make online video, whether they're just starting, or have been doing it for years. VidCon will be held August 1-3 in Anaheim, CA. 

Politifest is a family-friendly festival featuring community booths, activities, music and food. This year the goal is to set aside some of the politics that divide us and celebrate the many diverse neighborhoods that connect San Diego residents to one another. Come check out our booth and meet some of the NMR community. The event will be held Saturday August 3ed from 10AM to 2PM at Liberty Station in San Diego.

Useful guides - The NMR website has all kinds of guides and videos to help artists and creators, here's a few that can help you while you're out there creating.


A citizen's legal guide to using Creative Commons licenses


How do I get a Copyright for my work?

Zach Barth - NDAs and privacy policies for accepting user generated information

How can you support independent creators and artists?

Please remember New Media Rights is an independently funded nonprofit program and relies on the support of individuals like you to provide free and low cost legal services to internet users and creators.

We accomplish a great deal on a modest budget, so any donation makes a huge impact for us.

You can make a donation to support legal services and advocacy for internet users and creators by clicking here.

Please also make sure to connect with New Media Rights on
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Thanks again for being part of the New Media Rights community. Keep an eye out as our future battles and work on behalf of internet users and independent creators continues.

All the best,

The New Media Rights team
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