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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Michael W. Godwin Papers, 1878, 1956-1963, 1975-2007



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Godwin, Michael, 1956-
Title: Godwin, Michael W., Papers
Dates: 1878, 1956-1963, 1975-2007
Abstract: Videocassettes, audiocassettes, correspondence, visual materials, school papers, articles, and publications compose the Michael W. Godwin Papers, 1878, 1956-1963, 1975-2007, documenting Godwin’s research and publications, legal career, and personal life.
Accession No.: 1878, 1956-1963, 1975-2007
Extent: 5 ft. 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Attorney and author Michael Wayne Godwin (1956-) earned his B. A. and J. D. from the University of Texas at Austin. As a student, he worked as the editor for the University’s newspaper, The Daily Texan, from 1988-1989. Since 1990, Godwin has been an attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a legal non-profit organization focused on digital rights. He is also the author of Cyber Rights: Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age (1998). Goodwin later served as legal director of Public Knowledge, a non-profit specializing in intellectual property law, and as a research fellow at Yale University (2005-2007). From 2007 to 2010, Godwin worked as general counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation.

Source:

Digerati. “The Defender: Mike Godwin.” Accessed October 26, 2012. http://edge.org/digerati/godwin/index.html.

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Scope and Contents

Videocassettes, audiocassettes, correspondence, visual materials, school papers, articles, and publications compose the Michael W. Godwin Papers, 1878, 1956-1963, 1975-2007, documenting Godwin’s research and publications, legal career, and personal life. Videocassettes, audiocassettes, articles and publications primarily concern privacy and censorship on the Internet, dealing with topics such as copyright, hacking, pornography, and freedom of speech. Visual materials include photographs, slides, sketches and Photostats of Godwin, his friends, family, and colleagues. School papers are comprised of handouts, exams, notebooks and graded assignments from courses taken and taught by Godwin. Correspondence concerns communications between Godwin and his friends, family, and classmates.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Godwin, Michael, 1956- --Archives.
Rimm, Martin, 1964-.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin
Subjects
Internet -- Political aspects.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Internet -- Censorship.
Freedom of information.
Internet pornography.
Internet -- Security measures.
Computer hackers.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Michael W. Godwin Papers, 1878, 1956-1963, 1975-2007, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Maria Soscia, October 2012.

Subsequent revisions made by Maria Soscia, December 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F516 Videocassettes:
Digital Age: Should the Recording Industry Sue Our Children?
Diversity and Technology Panel, New York Times magazine group, February 24, 1994
Godwin’s lecture at Stanford, January 17, 1996
Mike Godwin Tech TV (2 copies)
Shooting the News, Episode 61, Mike Godwin Segment
Think Tank: Is the Net Killing Copyright?
Point, Click…Censorship, by Virginia Postrel, Mike Godwin, and Ned Desmond
Mike Godwin Internet Depression, September 10, 1998
Talkback Live, June 23, 1995
Computer Freedom & Privacy Highlights
Free Speech in the Information Age, Close Up, March 4, 1999
Fox Files
The Web, Episode 332
Fear and Favor in the Newsroom
NTL, June 27, 1995
Machine that Changed the World
Computers Freedom & Privacy, 1991
Live Shoot, CNBC
Audiocassettes:
Beyond Computers, Show # 24
GKCSA – SW Bell, # 1, November 14, 1991
The Communications Revolution, Program 1: Vanishing Privacy in the Information Age, 1994
Free Speech, The Constitution, & Privacy in Cyber Space, Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy CFP98 UT Law:
Tape 3A, February 18-20, 1998
Tape 3B, February 18-20, 1998
LJ – Legal & Business Aspects of the Internet - Jurisdiction and International Issues, September 1995
Who’s Who Among American High School Students, 1974-1975
New Testament, presented to Godwin, December 1, 1956
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2F517 Safe Computing: Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Computer Virus & Security Conference, 1991
Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer, 1984
The complete Pelican Shakespeare, 1969
The First Amendment in Cyberspace, by Mike Godwin, 1991 (8 copies)
Effector, 1992
Computer Crime Laws: A Report to the Governor , February 1, 1993
Proceedings of the Second Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy, March 18-20, 1992
Friar Society Membership Directory, Vol. 3, Spring 1985
Magazines, journals, newspapers, newsletters, etc.:
Images, July 3, 1989
Paul Bunyan, Classic Illustrated Junior, October 1955
Index on Censorship, vol. 22, no. 22, February 1993
Playboy, June 1996
Playboy, June 1996
Internet World, September 1996
Student Survival Guide, Fall 1983
Macworld, December 1997
Texas Monthly, vol. 24, issue 9, September 1996
Online Data Access, June 1984
The Nation, July 3, 1995
Cyber Surfer, January 1996
The Washington Lawyer, July/August 1998
Upside, December 1997
Texas Architect, vol. 33, no. 4, July-August 1983
Texas Society of Architects Newsletter::
Number two, February 28, 1982
Number eight, December 8, 1983
Time Digital:
September 15, 1997
December 1997
Release 1.0:
March 23, 1998
May 23, 1998
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2F516 Reason:
February 1998
May 1999
August/September 1999
March 2001
February 2005
May 2007
Utmost:
Summer 1983
Spring 1984
March 1987
October 1987
The American Lawyer:
February 2000
June 2000
Scientific American, 1991 (2 copies)
Whole Earth:
Fall 1990
Summer 1991
The Champion:
June 1997
September/October 1997
November 1997
UT Law, Winter 2009 (2 copies)
Genesis and Observership,
Copyright as Cultural Policy,
The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World,
The National Speech Tournament and National Student Congress, June 24-27, 1963
Legal journals, reviews and supplements:
Texas Lawyers’ Civil Digest, vol. 21, no. 7, February 13, 1984
Columbia Law Review, vol. 97, no. 4, May 1997
Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal, vol. 16, no. 1, Fall 1993
Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, “The First Amendment in Cyberspace,” by Mike Godwin, vol. 4, no. 1, Fall 1994
Villanova Law Review, vol. 38, no. 2 1993
The Yale Law Journal, vol. 104, no. 7, May 1995
Federal Criminal Code and Rules:
Supplement, 1994
Supplement, 1997
Federal Practice and Procedure: Criminal 2d, vol. 3, pocket part, May 1991
In the Supreme Court of the United States, October term, 1996
School papers, 1975-1995
Visual materials
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2F519 Godwin’s baby book
Correspondence, 1960-1962, 1975-1997
University of Texas at Austin commencement newspaper, and letter from Godwin’s mother, May 1990
Articles, 1987-1996
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2F520 Articles written by Godwin, 1982-1997
Martin Rimm, 1994-1995
Unesco
Freedom for info paperwork, 1998
Reason, 1997
Etch a sketch, 1998
Bernstein, April 3, 1998
Bar association, 1998
Tom Lipscomb
Terry Gross, 1998
Drudge (Lewinsky), 1998
ABA and other events, 1992-1998
John Barlow, January 13, 1993
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2F521 Spring, 1989
Cyber rights materials, September 1995
Cyber Rights: Defending Free Speech in a Digital Age, by Mike Godwin
Cyber rights press release, 1984-1995
Response to the Committee of Inquiry, David L. Banks M. Taranto
Wanted posters, City of New York, December 17, 1997
The Editors of the Daily Texan, April 15, 2005
The Hackers Conference 8.0, November 10, 1992
Random House contract, 1995
Resume
Public Knowledge, September 2004
Suarez Corporation Industries, et al., vs. Brock N. Meeks, May 16, 1994
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) logos, May 16, 1994
Contract with Crown Publishing for Nancy Chan: Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl, November 16, 1999
Map, pamphlet, book receipts, fax, 1995-2005
Baptismal certificate, February 18, 1878
Flyer: “Mike Godwin for At Large Place 1 TSP Board,” 1987
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2.325/OD12 Publicity poster to elect Mike Godwin as Texan Editor

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