Seib to speak at PubD conference in New Delhi

Faculty Fellow Phil Seib will be speaking at a conference on public diplomacy organised by the external affairs ministry of New Delhi on Friday, Dec. 10. Also speaking at the conference will be Nicholas Cull, USC Annenberg professor of Communication. An article about the conference and its speakers can be found on Sify News. [follow-up information from Live-PR]…

Seib comments on Rally to Restore Sanity

The Internet only amplifies these movements, said Faculty Fellow Philip Seib to the Christian Science Monitor. Seib was commenting on Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" which is now sparking sister rallies from Tel Aviv to the Mt. Everest Base Camp, including one in Downtown Los Angeles. "I would think we're going to have more and more phenomenon that start national and become global." Seib also speculates that internet will help in the creation and coordination of grassroots political movements….

Documentary Gets Green Light Thanks to Jack Lerner & USC Law Clinic

When Brian Gillogly set out to make his documentary, Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story, which screens on Aug. 14 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, he thought his greatest challenge would be to convince Kathy Zuckerman – the real woman behind Gidget – to cooperate. That was far from the case. Gillogly actually faced his highest hurdle over copyright issues for the "Gidget" television shows and movies. He couldn't afford the licensing fees to use the footage, and believed his project was doomed. That's when Gillogly solicited advice from USC Law's Intellectual Property and Technology Clinic and its director,…