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Posted on: Oct 3, 2014
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Law Professor's Clinic Targets Revenge Porn and Patent Trolls


Brooklyn Law School professor Jonathan Askin has involved law students in Incubator Project, which gives new tech companies free legal advice. At the most recent legal hack-athon, the students created a website to put an end to revenge porn. The site, "Take My Photo Down", generates cease-and-desist letters for people to send companies that host explicit photos of them without their permission.

The project has produced a variety of other solutions for more than 700 new companies who can't afford legal counsel. They focus on helping these startups fight patent trolls, draw up terms of services agreements and deal with getting sued.

To read more about how Askin hopes to bring the "hacker ethos to the legal profession" while giving students hands-on experience in the field, check out this article.

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