scholars Fred and Beth Cate are serving as guest lecturers during
Winter Term in Elon's School of Communications.
Fred Cate is
renowned for his expertise in the law regarding the Internet. He
is a Distinguished Professor at the Indiana University School of
Law-Bloomington and is director of the Indiana University Center
for Applied Cybersecurity Research. His Winter Term course, "Individual
Rights in a Digital World," explores the most current and significant
risks and opportunities presented by digital technologies, as well
as government efforts to control them.
in privacy, security and other information-law issues and shares
his expertise regularly before Congress, government agencies and
professional and industry groups. He serves as counsel to the Department
of Defense Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee and is a member
of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board.
2000 presidential election he advised the George W. Bush campaign
on privacy matters. He has been a member of the Federal Trade Commission's
Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security.
Beth Cate is
associate university counsel and special assistant for policy and
procedure to the vice president for research and dean of the University
Graduate School at IU-Bloomington. At Elon, she is teaching a Winter
Term course titled "Hot Topics in Constitutional Law," covering
topics such as First Amendment and privacy rights in the digital
world and campaign finance reform.
At IU, she
provides legal and policy advice concerning intellectual property,
information technologies, conflicts of interest and biosafety. She
is a frequent speaker on copyright issues and is developing educational
materials to assist faculty, students and administrators in understanding
and complying with fair use and other provisions of copyright law.
a bachelor's degree from George Washington University and a law
degree from Harvard Law School. She has practiced law in Washington