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Rebecca MacKinnon

Rebecca MacKinnon

Rebecca MacKinnon is a University of California Freedom of Speech and Civic Engagement Fellow and a University of California San Diego Pacific Leadership Fellow in the 2019–2020 academic year. In addition, she is the director of Ranking Digital Rights (RDR), which is...

Michael Geist

Michael Geist

Michael Geist is the Chair of the Canada Research in Internet and E-commerce Law, and he is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa, where he is also a law professor. He earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Law...

Stan Liebowitz

Stan Liebowitz

Dr. Stan Liebowitz is an Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics and the Director of Property Rights and Innovation at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he began teaching in 1991. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from John Hopkins University and his...

Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky is the Vice Provost for Educational Technologies at New York University. He is an American consultant, writer, and teacher, and his specialty is the social and economic impact of Internet technologies and journalism. His courses have addressed issues such...

Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf is considered one of the “fathers of the Internet” and is a widely respected internet trailblazer. One of his main early accomplishments was the role he played in establishing the first commercial email system which led to the adoption of the channel that we see today. Vint Cerf is the chairman of the […]

Michael Weinberg

Michael Weinberg is the executive director at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU School of Law. He is also the board president at the Open Hardware Summit. He has done extensive work in the 3D printing space and is considered an expert in the areas of innovation particularly in regards to […]

David Post

David Post is an American legal scholar. He is an expert in law in cyberspace and intellectual property law. He retired in 2014 from his position as Professor of Law at Beasley School of Law of Temple University in Philadelphia. He currently serves as an Adjunct...

Jim Harper

Jim Harper is a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). His primary areas of focus are legal and constitutional law issues, Cryptocurrency (bitcoin), and privacy issues. Harper earned his BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and he...

Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen is an economics professor and serves as the Chair of Economics at George Mason University. He’s also the faculty director of the Mercatus Center at the university as well. Tyler Cowen has written extensively about economics and the behavior of markets in almost every environment. Some of the books he has written include: […]

Adam Thierer

Adam Thierer works at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University as a Senior Research Fellow. He is also an author who has published various books. His work covers a range of topics such as new technology, internet, entrepreneurialism, and more. Adam Thierer focuses primarily on the relationship between technological advancement and public policy. Adam […]

Joseph Reagle

Joseph Reagle is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He is also an author who has written the following books: Hacking Life: Systematized living and its discontents. (2019) Reading the comments: Likers, haters, and manipulators at the bottom of the Web. (2015) Good faith collaboration: The culture of Wikipedia. […]