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Internet Legal Expert Frederick Lane Discusses Pornography

September 28, 2000

[ Frederick Lane III Photo ]DELAWARE, OHIO -- On Tuesday, Oct. 3, attorney and computer consultant Frederick S. Lane III will deliver a presentation on "Obscene Profits: Entrepreneurs of Pornography in the Cyber Age" in the Benes Room of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus. The event, part of the annual Sagan National Colloquium lecture series, begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public.

Lane has lectured on the emerging role of technology and its effects on law and legal professions since 1993, focusing on issues such as copyright laws in relation to electronic materials, implementing employee Internet use policies in the workplace, and Internet-based harassment and discrimination claims, among others. The title of his discussion is derived from his book of the same name. Like the book, the presentation will cover the social and technological development of the $10 billion pornography industry and the public's increasing acceptance of it due to changing social values.

Lane is a 1988 cum laude graduate of the Boston College Law School, and presently works as the Principal of Pro Se Computing, Inc., a computer consulting firm. He is also the publisher of the Journal of Electronic Discovery and Internet Litigations, as well as a number of books, including Vermont Jury Instructions -- Civil and Criminal. His next book, currently in progress, will focus on corporate espionage and employee surveillance. Now serving as Chair of the Vermont Bar Association, of which he has been a member since 1991, Lane has been an expert witness in a number of Internet and computer-related litigations.

The Sagan National Colloquium is a series of lectures dedicated to an annual theme; the 2000 series being "A Wired World: The Internet and Beyond." Information on this and other Colloquium programs is available by calling Jennifer Hull at 740-368-3995 or the Office of University Communications at 740-368-3335.