ChillingEffects.org is Chilling Effects Clearing House
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
The Chilling Effects Clearinghouse is a unique collaboration among law school clinics and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Conceived and developed at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society by Berkman Fellow Wendy Seltzer, the project is now supported by clinical programs at Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, University of San Francisco, University of Maine, George Washington School of Law, and Santa Clara University School of Law clinics, and the EFF.
Chilling Effects aims to support lawful online activity against the chill of unwarranted legal threats. We are excited about the new opportunities the Internet offers individuals to express their views, parody politicians, celebrate favorite stars, or criticize businesses, but concerned that not everyone feels the same way. Anecdotal evidence suggests that cease and desist letters often silence Internet users, whether or not their claims have legal merit. The Chilling Effects project seeks to document that "chill" and inform C&D recipients of their legal rights in response.
The participating clinics are listed below, with the topic areas for which each has primary responsibility. We appreciate the hard work of these organizations, their directors, professors, and law students.
- Berkman Center for Internet & Society
- Cambridge Massachusetts
- US 02138
- Alexa: ChillingEffects.org