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Frederick Abbott


Frederick Abbott is Edward Ball Eminent Scholar Professor of International Law at the Florida State University College of Law. He is Rapporteur for the Committee on International Trade Law of the International Law Association, on the Panel of Experts of UNCTAD’s Program on the Settlement of Disputes in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property, consultant to the UNCTAD/ICTSD Project on TRIPS and Development, to the World Bank and to the Quaker United Nations Office (Geneva). He has served as consultant to the WHO Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy. Professor Abbott serves as arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford). He is former Chair of the American Society of Law Intellectual Property Interest Group and the International Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools, and former Director of the American Society of International Law Research Project on Human Rights and International Trade. He is Chair of the Intellectual Property Advisory Committee of the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics. Professor Abbott is the author of numerous books and articles in the fields of international economic law, international intellectual property rights law, and public international law. In 2002, he prepared a Study of the WTO TRIPS Agreement and Its Implications for Access to Medicines in Developing Countries for the British Commission on Intellectual Property Rights. His books include The International Intellectual Property System: Commentary and Materials (with Thomas Cottier and Francis Gurry) (1999), China in the World Trading System: Defining the Principles of Engagement (1998), Public Policy and Global Technological Integration (1997), and Law and Policy of Regional Integration (1995). His book on treaty-making, Parliamentary Participation in the Making and Operation of Treaties, edited with Stefan Riesenfeld, was awarded the American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit. He has served as Visiting Professor at University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law, as Jean Monnet Professor at the University of Bonn, Visiting Professor and Weickert Fellow at the University of Berne, Visiting Professor at University of California, Hastings College of the Law and at Vanderbilt Law School, and was Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Professor Abbott regularly teaches on the faculties of the World Trade Institute in Berne and the Central European University - World Law Institute in Budapest. Professor Abbott holds BA and LLM degrees from UC Berkeley, and a JD from Yale Law School.

Marvin Ammori

Marvin Ammori is a Visiting Fellow with the ISP. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003, and is the author of The Uneasy Case for Copyright Extension, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, vol. 16: 287 (2003), which won the 2002 ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition at Harvard, and Another Worthy Tradition: Electronic Media and Free Speech Scholarship, Missouri Law Review, vol. 70 (forthcoming 2005). At Harvard, he was an Article Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Upon graduation, he worked as a public interest fellow for the Lawyers for the Creative Arts, in Chicago, and practiced with a Chicago law firm.

Jack Balkin

Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School.
Professor Balkin received his Ph.D in philosophy from Cambridge University, and his A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University. He writes in the areas of constitutional law, social and cultural theory, cyberspace and telecommunications law, torts and jurisprudence, with a special emphasis on the law of freedom of speech. He is the author of many articles on various aspects of constitutional law, legal theory, society, and culture.

His books include:

  • Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology (1998)
  • Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (4th ed. 2000)
  • Legal Canons (2000)
  • What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said (2000).
Transparency is the ability to see through the operations of government, understand what government officials are doing and hold them responsible. You might think that more media exposure helps achieve these goals. But often, it has precisely the opposite effect. Today important elements of contemporary mass media coverage-- including media events, the culture of scandal, and the shifting line between what is public and private -- can actually undermine democratic values in the name of the public's right to know. 
  • Media Filters and the V-Chip (1997)
Personal Website: http://www.balkin.com
E-Mail: jack.balkin@yale.edu

Ed Baker

C. EDWIN BAKER (Yale, J.D.; Stanford, B.A.), Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, has taught at NYU, Chicago, Cornell, Texas, Oregon, and Toledo law schools and at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and was a staff attorney for the ACLU. He regularly teaches Constitutional Law, Mass Media Law and related courses and seminars. He is the author of three books: Media, Markets, and Democracy (Cambridge, 2002) (winner of the 2002 McGannon Communications Policy Research Award), Advertising and a Democratic Press (Princeton, 1994), and Human Liberty and Freedom of Speech (Oxford, 1989), over 40 academic articles about free speech, equality, property, law and economics, jurisprudence, and the mass media as well as occasional popular commentary. He has testified before committees of the United States Senate and has lectured on communication, free speech, or jurisprudential issues in Canada, Czech Republic, England, Ethiopia, Hungry, Israel, and Scotland as well as at many schools in the United States including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Chicago, Penn, NYU, Michigan, and Texas and at the FCC, the New York State and New York City Bar.

Yochai Benkler

Yochai Benkler a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His research focuses on the effects of laws that regulate information production and exchange on the distribution of control over information flows, knowledge, and culture in the digital environment. His particular focus has been on the neglected role of commons-based approaches towards management of resources in the digitally networked environment. He has written about the economics and political theory of rules governing telecommunications infrastructure, with a special emphasis on wireless communications, rules governing private control over information, in particular intellectual property, and of relevant aspects of U.S. constitutional law.

Daniel Benoliel

Daniel Benoliel is a Visiting Fellow with the Information Society Project and a J.S.D. candidate at UC Berkeley School of Law, under the guidance of Professor Mark Lemley. He has written on technological standard setting, DRM regulation and on-line privacy and is currently writing his dissertation on the impact of technological change on copyright legislation and adjudication. His writings include: Law, Geography and Cyberspace: The Case of Territorial Privacy, 23 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J.(2005) (forthcoming); Technological Standards, Inc.: Rethinking Cyberspace Regulatory Epistemology, 92 Calif. L. Rev. 1069 (2004); Cyberspace Technological Standardization: An Institutional Theory Retrospective, 18 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1259 (2003); and joint EPIC-Yale ISP Comments to the European Commission on Privacy Data Retention (Sept. 04).

Previously, he was also a John M. Olin Fellow (2002-2004); a DAAD Residential Fellow (Summer 2003) at the Graduiertenkolleg für Recht und Ökonomik at the University of Hamburg, Germany; and the recipient of an Information Technology Research (ITR) Research Grant, The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at Berkeley, for work on privacy. His two first papers were also awarded best student articles at the TPRC 2002 and CFP 2004 conferences, respectively. Per his fields of interest he has lectured in eight international conferences and workshops. He has taught as a teacher assistant ‘E-Commerce Law’ at a joint MBA-J.D. program at the University of Pennsylvania, and several ‘Law and Economics’ courses at Berkeley. In addition, he assisted in research for Professors Dan Rubinfeld, Howard Shelanski and Dan Hunter.

He received an LL.B & LL.M (Hon.) from the Hebrew University and an LL.M from the University of Pennsylvania. Daniel has also been involved in public work as a human rights attorney. Among his activities he has litigated at the Israeli Supreme Court, has served as Amnesty International – Israel Section Lawyer’s Network Coordinator and was a member at the National Human Rights Committee at the Israeli Bar Association. For his work as the founder and co-director of an apolitical debate society (IHBDC) for the last two years, he recently has been awarded the prize for Outstanding Volunteering Work for the Berkeley student community. E-mail: daniel.benoliel@yale.edu

Dan Burk

Dan L. Burk is the Oppenheimer, Wolf and Donnelly Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches courses in Patent Law, Copyright, and Biotechnology Law. An internationally prominent authority on issues related to high technology, he is the author of numerous papers on the legal and societal impact of new technologies, including articles on scientific misconduct, on the regulation of biotechnology, and on the intellectual property implications of global computer networks. He is perhaps best known for his work in the area of “cyberlaw,” where he has been a leading figure in the debates surrounding Internet jurisdiction, trespass to computers, and the deployment of digital rights management systems.
Professor Burk holds a B.S.(1985) in Microbiology from Brigham Young University, an M.S. (1987) in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Northwestern University, a J.D. (1990) from Arizona State University, and a J.S.M. (1994) from Stanford University. Prior to his arrival at the University of Minnesota, Professor Burk taught at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. From 1991 to 1993 he was a Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School. He has also taught as a visitor at Cornell Law School, the University of California at Berkeley, University of Tilburg, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, George Mason University, Cardozo Law School, the Ohio State University Programme at Oxford, and the Program for Management in the Network Economy at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Piacenza, Italy.

Carl Cargill

Carl Cargill is Sun's Director of Standards, where he manages Sun's standardization strategies, activities, and portfolio. He has been at this activity (standardization) for nearly twenty years, and has written two books ("Information Technology Standardization: Theory, Process, and Organizations" and "Open Systems Standardization: A Business Approach"), several chapters in other books on the subject, and the "Standards" entry in the Van Nostrand Reinhold "Encyclopedia of Computer Science". He was the Editor-in-Chief of "StandardView", ACM's journal of Standardization, and has testified twice before Congress on the role of consortia in standardization and before the FTC-DoJ hearing on the necessity for Royalty Free IPR rules for consortia.He on the W3C Advisory Board, W3C's Patent Policy Working Group, the Board of Directors of the Open GIS Consortium, the Chairman of the Governing Body of The Open Group, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Open Mobile Alliance. He has also been a member of the BoD at the Object Management Group. Prior to rejoining Sun in 1999, he was the Director of Standards at Netscape, and a standards strategist at both Sun and Digital Equipment Corporation. He has also been a product strategist, marketing manager, and program manager for various and sundry other companies in the IT arena.His interests include Medieval History, the study of magic (as distinguished from quantum mechanics), and trying to make his garden grow when he is home.

BA History (Medieval European), University of Colorado, 1969
MSA, Management Engineering, The George Washington University, 1975

Richard Cawley

Richard Cawley is the European Union Visiting Fellow for 2004-05. He is a specialist in the regulation of telecommunications and electronic communications in the EU and currently serves as the head of section dealing with the economic aspects of electronic communications regulation, in the Directorate General for the Information Society of the European Commission. He did his undergraduate studies in mathematics and economics at Leicester University in the U.K. and received an M.A. degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University in Canada. He is currently completing a Ph.D. at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands.

Miguel Centeno

Miguel Angel Centeno is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and Director of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Affairs. From 1997-2004 he also served as Master of Wilson College at Princeton .

He is the author of Mexico in the 1990s (1991), Democracy within Reason: Technocratic Revolution in Mexico (2nd. 1997), Blood and Debt: War and Statemaking in Latin America (2002 ) and the editor of Toward a New Cuba (1997), The Politics of Expertise in Latin America (1997), The Other Mirror: Grand Theory and Latin America , (2000), and Mapping the Global Web (2001). He is currently working on two book projects: The Historical Atlas of Globalization and The Triumph and Dilemmas of Liberalism. Through the International Networks Archive ( www.princeton.edu/~ina ) he is working on improving the quantitative scholarship available on globalization.

He has also written and produced a 6 hour CD-ROM version of his course on “The Western Way of War”. He serves as an editor for several journals including World Politics .
He obtained his BA in History in 1980, his MBA in 1987 and his Ph.D. in Sociology in 1990, all from Yale University . He has received grants from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and has been a Fulbright scholar in Russia and Mexico.

In 1997 he was awarded the Presidential Teaching Prize at Princeton University . In 2000, he founded the Princeton University Preparatory Program, which provides intensive supplemental training for lower income students in three local high schools. For this work, he was recently awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service and the Bonner Foundation Award.

He is married and has two children.

Robert Danay

Robert Danay is a graduate student at the University of Oxford (St. Edmund Hall) where he is pursuing a BCL focusing primarily on public law, including comparative human rights law, European employment and equality law as well as crime, justice and the penal system. He received his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto following the completion of an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of Toronto. Prior to attending Oxford, Mr. Danay worked for the Canadian Department of Justice's Ontario Regional Office in Toronto, including stints with the Criminal, Immigration, Tax, Public & Aboriginal and Regulatory Sections of that office. Mr. Danay is the author of "Child Pornography Law and the Myth of the Salivating Pedophile: Proposals for Reform" Review of Constitutional Studies (2005) (forthcoming).
Dorothy Denning

Dorothy E. Denning is a Professor in the Department of Defense Analysis and a member of the Center on Terrorism and Irregular Warfare at the Naval Postgraduate School. Her current research and teaching encompasses the areas of conflict and cyberspace, trust and influence, terrorism and crime, and information operations and warfare. She has published over 130 articles and four books, her most recent being Information Warfare and Security, and has testified before the U.S. Congress on encryption policy and cyberterrorism.

Dr. Denning is an ACM Fellow and recipient of numerous awards, including the Augusta Ada Lovelace award and the National Computer Systems Security award. She is an honorary CISSP and CISM, and was a featured security innovator in Time magazine. She received the B.A. and M.A. degrees in mathematics from the University of Michigan and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Purdue University. She has previously worked at Georgetown University, Digital Equipment Corporation, SRI International, and Purdue University.

James Der Derian

James Der Derianis Professor (Research) of International Studies at Brown University, where he directs the Global Security Program and the InfoTechWarPeace Project at the Watson Institute for International Studies. His most recent book is Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network (2001). He is also the producer of the documentary After 9/11 (2004).
Daniel Drezner

Daniel Drezner is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago. He has previously taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Donetsk Technical University in the Republic of Ukraine for Civic Education Project. He has also served as an international economist in the Treasury Department, a research consultant for the RAND corporation, and as an unpaid foreign policy advisor for the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign (they didn’t need the help).

Prof. Drezner is the editor of Locating the Proper Authorities: The Interaction of Domestic and International Institutions (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2003), and the author of The Sanctions Paradox: Economic Statecraft and International Relations (Cambridge University Press, 1999). He has written a fair number of articles in both policy and scholarly journals. He is in the middle of a book-length project on globalization and global governance, under advance contract from Princeton University Press. He has a B.A. from Williams College, an M.A. in economics and a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. He has received fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations and Harvard University. He is a monthly contributor to The New Republic Online, and has also published essays in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, Slate, Tech Central Station, and the Wall Street Journal.

Michael Froomkin

Professor, University of Miami
Michael Froomkin Michael Froomkin is a Professor at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, specializing in Internet Law and Administrative Law. He is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London and serves on the Advisory Boards of the BNA Electronic Information Policy & Law Report and on the Editorial Board of Information, Communication & Society. He is also a director of Out2.com, an Internet startup, and a founder editor of ICANNWatch.org. Professor Froomkin writes primarily about the electronic commerce, electronic cash, privacy, Internet governance, the regulation of cryptography, and U.S. constitutional law.

Before entering teaching, Prof. Froomkin practiced international arbitration law in the London office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, and Chief Judge John F. Grady of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Prof. Froomkin received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as Articles Editor of both the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law. He has an M.Phil in History of International Relations from Cambridge University in England, which he obtained while on a Mellon Fellowship. His B.A. from Yale was in Economics and History, summa cum laude, phi beta kappa with Distinction in History.

David Johnson

David Johnson is a graduate of Yale College (B.A. 1967, summa cum laude) and Yale Law School (J.D. 1972).  In addition, he completed a year of post-graduate study at University College, Oxford (1968).  Following graduation from law school, he clerked a year for Judge Malcolm R. Wilkey of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.  Mr. Johnson joined Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in 1973 and became a partner in 1980. Mr. Johnson recently retired as a partner of WCP and is devoting substantial time to the development of new types of graphical groupware software products. His previous legal practice focused primarily on the emerging area of electronic commerce, including counseling on issues relating to privacy, domain names and Internet governance issues, jurisdiction, copyright, taxation, electronic contracting, encryption, defamation, ISP and OSP liability, regulation, and other intellectual property matters. He helped to write the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, was involved in discussions leading to the Framework for Global Electronic Commerce, and has been active in the introduction of personal computers in law practice.

Amy Kapczynski

Amy Kapczynski received her J.D. from Yale Law School, her M.A. in Literature from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, and her M.Phil. in Sociology and Politics of Modern Society from Cambridge University, after receiving her A.B. in Politics and Women's Studies from Princeton University. She has clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières, ACLU Women's Right Project, East Bay Community Law Project, Lawyers Collective, HIV/AIDS Unit, and the Bard College Human Rights Project. Her primary research interests are in the interrelationship between HIV/AIDS, trade law, and international financial institutions; intellectual property law as it relates to HIV medicines for developing countries; and international human rights system failures in the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Jeremy Kaplan


In his current position, Dr. Kaplan teaches Strategic Leadership in the core curriculum at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and co-teaches a course on Warfare in the Information Age. He has a broad technical background, and has worked in low temperature physics, elector-optics, high energy laser systems analysis, theater and strategic warfare systems analysis, missile basing, nuclear command and control, information technology, modeling and simulation, information assurance, and NETOPS. He was responsible for formulating the missions of, creating and leading the Nuclear Command and Control Division at DISA, the DoD Center for Information Technology Standards at DISA, and the Technical Integration Services Directorate at DISA. He also helped formulate the mission of the C4ISR Integration Support Activity at OSD/C3I, and led the development of the DoD Joint Technical Architecture.

Eddan Katz

Executive Director & Fellow
Eddan Katz is Executive Director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.
Eddan received his J.D. at Boalt Hall School of Law in Berkeley in 2002, with a Certificate in Law and Technology and honors in Intellectual Property Scholarship. He received the Sax Prize for Excellence in Clinical Advocacy for his public interest work with the Samuelson Clinic for Law, Technology, and Public Policy. He has written several Amicus briefs in cases involving the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, rulemaking comments on wireless privacy, and also created several web projects in the areas of intellectual property, telecommunications, and privacy.

Eddan has published law review articles on the anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA (16 Berkeley Tech. L. J. 53), and on the standardization of electronic voting machines (forthcoming in the Journal of Internet Law, Fall 2004). He also won the Wipout international intellectual property essay contest in 2002 for his poem My First Seven Days on the Internet and wrote Revolution is not an AOL Keyword on the Berkeley Intellectual Property weblog, which has since been made into a T-shirt through the public domain license under which it was released.

Eddan received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Yale in 1993, where he wrote his thesis on Ethics, Technology, and the Holocaust.

E-mail: eddan.katz@yale.edu

Stanley Katz


Stanley Katz graduated from Harvard College in 1955 and received his Ph.D. from Harvard in American History in 1961. He attended Harvard Law School in 1969-70.  His recent research focuses upon the relationship of civil society and constitutionalism to   democracy, and upon the relationship of the United States to the international human rights regime. Formerly Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor of the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University and President Emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, Katz is a leading expert on American legal and constitutional history, and on philanthropy and non-profit institutions. The author and editor of numerous books and articles, Katz has served as President of the Organization of American Historians and the American Society for Legal History and as Vice President of the Research Division of the American Historical Association.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Newberry Library, the Social Science Research Council, the Copyright Clearance Center and numerous other institutions.  He was one of the founders of the late and lamented National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage

Zack Kertcher

Zack Kertcher is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago. For over ten years he has worked as an information technology consultant, specializing in networks and information security. His research interests include sociology of information technology, social networks, social theory, globalization, and knowledge in organizations. He is currently exploring new ways of constructing an analytical bridge between the theories of Blumer, Habermas, and Giddens for studies of information technology. In addition, he researches the potential application of data mining methods for social science research.

Jamie Love

James Love has worked for the Center for Study of Responsive Law since 1990, and since 1995 is the Director of the Consumer Project on Technology. Information about CPTech is on the web at http://www.cptech.org. Mr. Love is an advisor on intellectual property policies to a number of national governments, international and regional intergovernmental organizations, public health NGOs, and private sector pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Love is the US co-chair of the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Working Group on Intellectual Property, a member of the MSF Working Group on Intellectual Property and the MSF Neglected Disease Group, President of Essential Inventions, Inc. and a former member of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, Working Group on Access to Human Genetic Resources. Mr. Love was previously Senior Economist for the Frank Russell Company, a Lecturer at Rutgers University, and a researcher on international finance at Princeton University. Mr. Love received a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and a Masters in Public Affairs from the Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Ainat Margalit

Ainat Margalit received her BA and LLB from Tel Aviv University and her JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She has clerked for the President of the National Labor Court of Israel and is currently clerking in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division. She is licensed to practice law in Israel and Illinois. Her research interests include constitutional rights, administrative law, consumer protection and environmental law.
William Melody

Managing Director, Learning Initiatives on Reforms for Network Economies (LIRNE.NET), www.lirne.net, and the World Dialogue on Regulation for Network Economies (WDR), www.regulateonline.org. Visiting Professor, Technical University of Denmark, London School of Economics, University of Witwatersrand, S. Africa. Distinguished Visiting Professor 2004, Law School, University of Toronto. Emeritus Professor, Delft University of Technology, NL.

Former Chief Economist, US FCC, and adviser and expert witness for US Justice Department in US v. AT&T. Former editor, Telecommunications Policy, and Policy Review editor, info. Editor, Telecom Reform: Principles, Policies and Regulatory Practices, used in training programs in more than 100 countries. Founding Director (1989-94) of the Center for International Research on Communication and Information Technologies (CIRCIT), Melbourne, Australia; and (1985-88) of the UK Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT), ESRC, London. Director of multidisciplinary ICT programs at Simon Fraser University and University of Pennsylvania. Awarded honorary degree of doctor technices, honoris causa, as recognition of "outstanding research contributions on the interaction between technology, economics and regulation in the area of communications, with emphasis on telecommunications" by the Technical University of Denmark, in 2001.

Vincent Mosco

Vincent Mosco is Canada Research Chair in Communication and Society, Queen’s University, Canada. Professor Mosco graduated from Georgetown University (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1970 and received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University in 1975. He is a research affiliate with the Harvard University Program on Information Resources Policy.

Professor Mosco is the author of five books and editor or coeditor of eight books on the media, telecommunications, computers and information technology. His most recent books are The Digital Sublime: Myth, Power, and Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2004), Continental Order? Integrating North America for Cybercapitalism (edited with Dan Schiller and published by Rowman and Littlefield, 2001) and The Political Economy of Communication: Rethinking and Renewal (Sage, 1996) translated into Chinese (two editions- Beijing and Taiwan), Spanish, and Korean.

Professor Mosco is a member of the editorial boards of academic journals in the U.S., U.K., Turkey, Portugal, and Slovenia and has served as a contributor and a member of the editorial advisory board of the International Encyclopedia of Communication. He has written about electronic commerce for a new edition of the Dictionary of American History.

Professor Mosco has held research positions in the U.S. government with the White House Office of Telecommunication Policy, the National Research Council and the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment and in Canada with the Federal Department of Communication.

Professor Mosco is currently working on a project funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council that addresses labour and trade unions in the communications industries of Canada and the United States.

Eli Noam


Eli Noam has been Professor of Economics and Finance at the Columbia Business School since 1976. In 1990, after having served for three years as Commissioner with the New York State Public Service Commission, he returned to Columbia. He is the Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information. CITI is a university-based research center focusing on strategy, management, and policy issues in telecommunications, computing, and electronic mass media. In addition to leading CITI's research activities, Noam initiated the MBA concentration in the Management of Media, Communications, and Information at the Business School and the Virtual Institute of Information, an independent, web-based research facility. 
Besides the over 400 articles in economics, legal, communications, and other journals that Professor Noam has written on subjects such as communications, information, public choice, public finance, and general regulation, he has also authored, edited, and co-edited about 25 books. Check http://www.citi.columbia.edu/elinoam/ for more information.

Beth Noveck

Beth Simone Noveck, Associate Professor of Law, is director of the Institute for Information Law and Policy. She also directs the Democracy Design Workshop, a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary project dedicated to deepening democratic practice in the digital age. Professor Noveck is coeditor (together with Professor J.M. Balkin of Yale Law School) of the new book series Ex Machina: Law, Technology and Society (NYU Press).

Professor Noveck teaches in the areas of e-government and e-democracy, intellectual property, innovation and constitutional law.  A founding fellow and project director of the Yale Law School Information Society Project, she concentrates her research and design on information and technology law and policy with a focus on the intersection between technology and civil liberties.

Formerly a telecommunications and information technology lawyer practicing in New York City, Professor Noveck graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor and Master of Arts. She earned a J.D. from Yale Law School.  After studying as a Rotary Foundation graduate fellow at Oxford University, she earned a doctorate at the University of Innsbruck with the support of a Fulbright grant.

Arvind Panagariya

Arvind Panagariya is the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy & Professor of Economics at Columbia University. In the past, he has been a Professor of Economics and Co-director, Center for International Economics, University of Maryland at College Park and the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank. He has also advised the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and UNCTAD in various capacities. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University.

Professor Panagariya has written or edited more than half dozen books including The Economics of Preferential Trade Agreements, 1996, AEI Press (with Jagdish Bhagwati), The Global Trading System and Developing Asia, 1997, Oxford University Press (with M.G. Quibria and N. Rao), and Lectures on International Trade, 1998, MIT Press (with J. Bhagwati and T.N. Srinivasan). A collection of his essays on regionalism has appeared recently under the title Regionalism in Trade Policy: Essays on Preferential Trading, 1999, World Scientific Press.

Professor Panagariya is the founding editor of the Journal of Policy Reform , which he edited with Dani Rodrik during 1996-2001. He is currently an Associate Editor of Economics and Politics. His technical papers have appeared in the American Economic Review, Quarterly journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of International Economics, and International Economic Review while his policy papers have appeared in the World Economy, Journal of International Affairs and Finance and Development.

Professor Panagariya writes a monthly column in the Economic Times , India’s top financial daily. He has also written guest columns in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Hindu, India Today and Outlook . He has appeared on Jim Lehrer Newshour (USA), CNN (Asia), CNBC (Asia), CNBC (India), Reuters TV (Asia), Bloomberg TV (Asia), NDTV (India), Aaj Tak (India), Door Darshan (National-India), Chicago Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio and BBC Radio.

John Palfrey

As Executive Director of the Berkman Center, John Palfrey is responsible for working with the faculty directors to set and carry out the Center's ambitious, public-spirited agenda and overseeing the work of its crack team of staff, fellows and students.

A long-time affiliate of the Berkman Center, John comes to the Berkman Center from the law firm Ropes & Gray, where he worked on intellectual property, Internet law, and private equity transactions. John is a co-founder and a former officer of a venture-backed technology company. He also served as a Special Assistant at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton administration. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Charles River Watershed Association, which does terrific work to clean up our local river. While attending Harvard Law School, John was a Teaching Fellow in Internet Law and served as an editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review.

John graduated from Harvard College, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School. His awards include the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar to the University of Cambridge and the U.S. EPA Gold Medal (highest national award). John is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts bars.

Robert Post

Robert C. Post is the David Boies Professor of Law at the Yale Law School.  A specialist in the area of First Amendment theory and constitutional jurisprudence, Post is the author of "Constitutional Domains: Democracy, Community, Management" and co-author of "Prejudicial Appearances: The Logic of American Antidiscrimination Law." He has edited numerous books including "Civil Society and Government," "Human Rights in Political Transitions: Gettysburg to Bosnia," "Race and Representation: Affirmative Action," "Censorship and Silencing: Practices of Cultural Regulation" and "Law and Order of Culture." He also has written numerous articles for academic journals.

He received his Ph.D. in the history of American civilization from Harvard, his J.D. from Yale, and his B.A. from Harvard. From 1983-2003, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).

Post clerked for Justice William J. Brennan Jr. of the United States Supreme Court and for the Chief Judge David L. Bazelon of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Prior to joining the Boalt Hall faculty, Post was an associate in the firm Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., serving in its litigation section. He served as general counsel to the American Association of University Professors
1992-1994 and to Governor Wilson's Independent Panel on Redistricting in 1991.

Post has been honored with the Koret Israel Prize and with fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. He received the 1998 Hughes-Gossett Award for best article in the Journal of Supreme Court History. He is the councilor of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of which he is a fellow, and is a member of the American Law Institute.

Jerome Reichman

Jerome H. Reichman became Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law at Duke University on July 1, 2000, where he teaches in the field of contracts and intellectual property. Before coming to Duke, he taught at Vanderbilt, Michigan, Florida and Ohio State Universities and at the University of Rome, Italy.

He graduated from the University of Chicago (B.A.) and attended Yale Law School, where he received his J.D. degree in 1979. Professor Reichman has written and lectured widely on all aspects of intellectual property law, including comparative and international intellectual property law and the connections between intellectual property and international trade law. His articles in this area have particularly addressed the problems that developing countries face in implementing the World Trade Organization's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement). See, e.g., From Free Riders to Fair Followers: Global Competition under the TRIPS Agreement, 29 NYU J. Int'l L. & Pol.11-94 (1997).

Other recent writings have focused on intellectual property rights in data; the appropriate contractual regime for online delivery of computer programs and other information goods; and new ways to stimulate investment in subpatentable innovation without impoverishing the public domain. See most recently Of Green Tulips and Legal Kudzu: Repackaging Rights in Subpatentable Innovation, 53 Vanderbilt L. Rev. 1743-1798 (2000) (Symposium Issue), abridged version forthcoming in Expanding the Bounds of Intellectual Property: Innovation Policy for the Knowledge Society, Rochelle C. Dreyfuss et al eds. (Oxford Press, 2001); Privately Legislated Intellectual Property Rights: Reconciling Freedom of Contract with Public Good Uses of Information (with Jonathan Franklin), 147 U. PA. L. Rev. 875-970 (1999); Database Protection at the Crossroads: Recent Developments and their Impact on Science and Technology (with Paul Uhlir), 14 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 793-838 (1999); Intellectual Property Rights in Data? (with Pamela Samuelson), 50 Vand. L. Rev. 51-166 (1997).

Professor Reichman serves as special advisor to the United States National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the International Council for Science (ICSU) on the subject of legal protection for databases. He is an Academic Advisor to the American Committee for Interoperable Systems (ACIS); a consultant to the Technology Program of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); and a consultant on the United Nations Development Program's (UNDP) flagship project concerning "Innovation, Culture, Biogenetic Resources, and Traditional Knowledge".

Joel Reidenberg

Joel R. Reidenberg is Professor of Law and a past Director of the Graduate Program in Law at Fordham University School of Law .  He teaches courses in Information Privacy, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Trade, Comparative Law and Contracts.  Reidenberg has held appointments as a visiting professor at the Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) , at the Université de Paris V (René Descartes) and at AT&T Laboratories - Public Policy Research .

Reidenberg is an expert on information law and policy.  He is the co-author of two leading books on international data privacy issues: ON-LINE SERVICES AND DATA PROTECTION LAW: REGULATORY RESPONSES (EUR-OP: 1998) and DATA PRIVACY LAW (Michie : 1996) as well as seminal articles on Internet regulation:  Lex Informatica: The Formulation of Information Policy Rules through Technology , 76 Texas L. Rev. 553 (1998) and  Governing Networks and Rule-Making in Cyberspace , 45 Emory L. J. 911 (1996).  In addition, Reidenberg has published numerous articles in diverse journals such as the Stanford Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, the Iowa Law Review, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the Fordham Law Review, Jurimetrics, Juris Classeur Communication commerce electronique, and the Gazette du Palais, along with important chapters in edited volumes published by Legipresse, the MIT Press, Themis, the Twentieth Century Fund Press, and the University of Toronto Press .

Professor Reidenberg has testified before the U.S. Congress on data privacy issues, served as a consultant to both the Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission on privacy issues, and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington in connection with privacy litigation.  He has also chaired the Section on Defamation and Privacy of the Association of American Law Schools (the academic society for American law professors) and is a former chair of the association's Section on Law and Computers.
Prior to coming to Fordham, Reidenberg practiced law in Washington, DC with the international telecommunications group of the firm Debevoise & Plimpton and has also served as a member of several Advisory Panels for the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment.

Professor Reidenberg received an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, a J.D. from Columbia University, and both a D.E.A. and a Ph.D from the Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He is admitted to the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia.

Kim Taipale

Kim Taipale, BA, JD (NYU), MA, EdM, LLM (Columbia University), is the founder and executive director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy, a private non-partisan research and advisory organization focused on information, technology, and national security policy, and is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute where he directs the Program on Law Enforcement and National Security in the Information Age (PLENSIA).

Mr. Taipale has over twenty years of diverse experience relating to information, communications, and technology policy. He is a frequent invited speaker and is the author of several academic papers, articles, and book chapters on information, technology, and national security issues, most recently: "Technology, Security and Privacy: The Fear of Frankenstein, the Mythology of Privacy, and the Lessons of King Ludd," 7 Yale J. L. & Tech. 123 (Dec. 2004).

Mr. Taipale was previously the director of new media development for Columbia lnnovation Enterprise at Columbia University where he was earlier the associate director and a senior fellow at the Institute for Learning Technologies. While at Columbia he also taught courses in communications.  Prior thereto, he was an investment banker at Lazard Freres & Co., an executive at The Pullman Company, and a lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Michal Tsur

Michal Tsur is a visiting fellow with the ISP and a J.S.D candidate at NYU School of Law. Previously she received her LL.M degree at NYU and Prior to that clerked at the Supreme Court of Israel, and worked as a research fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and at the Israeli Democracy Institute.

Michal holds an LL.B in law and a BA in economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her teaching experience includes courses in Game Theory, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Planning.

Michal’s Research focuses on the application of economic theory, game theory and evolutionary analysis to various legal topics. Michal has been recently conducting extensive research on Open Source and innovation, as well as on memetics and its application to legal analysis.

Michal is also a co-founder of Cyota, Inc., a leading payment security company.

Siva Vaidyanathan

Siva Vaidhyanathan, a cultural historian and media scholar, is the author of Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (New York University Press, 2001) and The Anarchist in the Library (Basic Books, 2004). Vaidhyanathan has written for many periodicals, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times Magazine, MSNBC.COM, Salon.com, openDemocracy.net, and The Nation. After five years as a professional journalist, Vaidhyanathan earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Wesleyan University and the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is currently an assistant professor of Culture and Communication at New York University. He lives in Greenwich Village, USA.

Shlomit Wagman

Shlomit Wagman is a Graduate Fellow of the Information Society Project and a J.S.D. student at Yale Law School.
Shlomit clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Aharon Barak, the President of the Israeli Supreme Court, for a year and a half. She is a member of the Israeli Bar, and recently served as a summer associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
She received, with distinction, a Bachelor's degree in Law and Business Management as part of the Hebrew University's Honors Joint Degree Program. During her studies, she served as teaching assistant for Dean Israel Gilead, worked for the Israeli National Council for the Promotion of the Role of Law and Democracy and served as the vice-president of the law students' council.
Shlomit also participated in a unique High-Tech training project combining the Hebrew University's Computer Science School, the Hebrew University's Business Management School, and leading venture capitals. As part of this project, she participated in the establishment of a start-up company, which developed applications for sending IP communications over power lines.
Shlomit is a graduate of the LL.M. program at Yale Law School (class of 2003). Her current research focuses on issues of liability in the networked environment, liability for software malfunction, products liability, defective software, and the social implications of software development.