EFF Names Advisory Board

I've joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation's first Advisory Board. There are some amazing people in the group—it's flattering to be in such good company. My only worry is that California is a long way away…I think I'll be doing a lot of phone conferences alas. Media coverage at The Register (blush). Full text of EFF's press release below.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is proud to announce the formation of its first Advisory Board, a group of legal and technical experts who will assist in shaping long-term strategies and goals for the civil liberties organization. The Advisory Board will meet regularly with EFF staff and Executive Board members to offer guidance and outside perspectives.

“EFF is thrilled to have such wonderful thinkers, activists, and community leaders joining us,” said EFF Executive Director Shari Steele. “We look forward to working with them and benefiting from their wisdom.”

Added EFF Executive Board Chairman Brad Templeton, “This is an exciting time in EFF's history. We're bigger than we've ever been, and we're able to take on many new cases and issues. I welcome the Advisory Board's help in shaping what EFF will become as we move forward.”

The Advisory Board brings together a broad range of backgrounds and points of view.

Ed Felten is a professor of computer science at Princeton University and author of the highly respected tech policy blog, “Freedom to Tinker” (www.freedomtotinker.com).

Michael Froomkin is a professor of law at Miami Law School and an expert in Internet law and constitutional law.

Paul Grewal is a partner at Day Casebeer and an expert in high tech law. He is admitted to practice before various federal courts, as well as before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Jim Griffin is the CEO of Cherry Lane Digital, a company dedicated to the future of music and entertainment delivery. Griffin also founded the Pho list, where thousands of members meet to discuss digital media.

David Hayes is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Fenwick & West LLP and is an expert on copyright law and digital media. He has served as counsel for a number of precedent-setting software copyright infringement cases, including Apple v. Microsoft and the Napster case.

Mitch Kapor is one of EFF's founders as well as the founder of the Lotus Development Corporation. He is also founder and chair of the Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF).

Mark Lemley is a professor at Stanford Law School and is director of the Stanford Center for Law, Science and Technology. He is the author of several books and has testified before Congress and the FTC on patent, antitrust, and constitutional law matters.

Eben Moglen is a professor of law and history at Columbia Law School. He serves as pro bono General Counsel for the Free Software Foundation and co-wrote the GNU licenses with Richard Stallman.

Deirdre Mulligan is an Acting Clinical Professor of Law at the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley. She focuses on the interplay between politics and the Internet and was previously on staff at the Center for Democracy and Technology.

Michael Page is a Partner at Keker & Van Nest LLP, where he focuses on intellectual property litigation. He has represented numerous high-profile clients and recently won a California Attorney of the Year award.

Michael Traynor is a partner at Cooley Godward LLP, where he specializes in intellectual property, business, and First Amendment litigation. He is president of the American Law Institute and has argued before the US Supreme Court.

Jim Tyre is an attorney and EFF fellow who has represented free speech interests for more than 20 years. He is a founder of The Censorware Project, which provides public information about censorware products.

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3 Responses to EFF Names Advisory Board

  1. Congrats! Even though I’m over a year removed from working at EFF I still try and visit as often as I can–so do let us know if you plan on invading the SF office. Plus, that’s a really cool group of people to work with!

  2. Eric in TX says:

    Thank you! I love the EFF and happily send them contributions.

    Fight the copyfight!

  3. Benjamin Li @UM says:

    Hi,

    Awesome! I think the EFF does really good work and I’m happy that a member of our UM faculty is an advisor!

    Way to go!

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