Jorge Cortell was going to give a presentation on P2P technology and Creative Commons issues, but the Spanish equivalent of the RIAA apparently had a conversation with the University (Polytechnic University of Valencia UPV) where Jorge teaches (pre-tenure) and Jorge found himself with the venue for his presentation pulled out from under him. He gave the presentation, was forced to resign from the University, and the school has attempted to distance itself from his ideas in order to protect themselves.
He needs some American media exposure – spread this story around to anyone you know involved in emerging technology, intellectual property, and academic freedom. Be sure to link to the Polytechnic University of Valencia in English and Spanish for the best googalicious effects.
Keep an eye on the situation by checking the Technorati search on Cortell.