Alex Alben

Alex Alben is a candidate for the U.S. Congress from the 8th Congressional District of Washington State. Alex has spent the past ten years working as an officer for technology companies, RealNetworks and Starwave Corporation. In his public policy role, he has testified before Congress and the Copyright Office on modernizing our Intellectual Property Laws, privacy, e-commerce and other topics. He has taught at Stanford and the U.W. schools of law and writes frequently on issues of concern to the software and media industries.

Jonathan Band

Mr. Band is a partner of the firm Morrison & Foerster, and his practice includes intellectual property, administrative and appellate litigation, Internet regulation, and legislation. Mr. Band is the co-author of Interfaces on Trial: Intellectual Property and Interoperability in the Global Software Industry (Westview Press 1995) and over 50 articles on intellectual property and Internet topics. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and on the Editorial Board of The Computer and Internet Lawyer. Mr. Band received his B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1982 from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1985.
James Boyle

James Boyle is William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School. He is the editor of Critical Legal Studies, special editor of Collected Papers on the Public Domain, and author of Shamans, Software and Spleens: Law and Construction of the Information Society.

Hillary Brill

Hillary Brill is counsel to Representative Rick Boucher (VA). Formerly she was an associate in the information technology, corporate, and communications law practice groups of Covington & Burling ,and she has taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

Jim Burger

James M. Burger specializes in intellectual property, communications and government policy as a member of the law firm of Dow, Lohnes & Albertson. Mr. Burger previously served as a Senior Director in Apple Computer's Law Department. In addition, from 1991 until 1996, he was Chair of the Information Technology Industry Council's Proprietary Rights Committee.
Shu Lea Cheang

Shu Lea Cheang is a media installation artist and filmmaker who has created a number of large-scale net installations that traverse actual and virtual spaces, including Brandon (Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1998-1999) and Baby Play (NTT[ICC], 2001). Her recent work "Garlic=Rich Air" (Creative Time NYC 2002, Venice Biennale 2003) deals with alternative economy system and wireless commons. Kingdom of Piracy (2001-) is an online, open workspace (co-curated with armin medosch and Yukiko Shikata) that explores the free sharing of digital content - often condemned as piracy - as the net's ultimate art form.
Ian Clarke

Ian Clarke is the creator of the the Freenet project. He earned a degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, graduating with honors.
Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She teaches and writes about intellectual property law and data privacy law, with particular focus on computer software and digital works and on the intersection of copyright, privacy, and the First Amendment in cyberspace.
Jenny Cool

Jenny Cool is an artist, ethnographic filmmaker, and an educational media producer. Her films have appeared on PBS, and she has developed materials for numerous online media providers. Currently, she is at work on a documentary on copyright in the age of digital reproduction.
Jon Cruz

Jon Cruz is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His teaching research interests include: culture; sociology of knowledge; American racial history; and media.
Randall Davis

Randall Davis is a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at MIT, where his research interests include artificial intelligence and knowledge based systems. He has also been active in intellectual property issues in software. In 1989 he served as expert to the court in Computer Associates v. Altai, the case that produced the abstraction, filtration, comparison test for software copyright analysis. More recently he was the chairman of the National Academy of Sciences study on intellectual property rights and the emerging information infrastructure entitled The Digital Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age, published by the National Academy Press in February, 2000.
Sarah Deutsch

Sarah Deutsch is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Verizon Communications. Her practice covers all global Internet policy issues, including liability, privacy, intellectual property policy and Internet jurisdiction. She currently represents Verizon on a host of domestic and international Internet issues ranging from digital rights management, the Hague Convention, Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention, Europe's E-Commerce and Copyright Directives, ICANN, domain name issues, and all U.S. Internet-related legislation. Ms. Deutsch served as Private Sector Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization 1996 Conference on the WIPO Copyright Treaties.
Ed Felten

Edward Felten is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Princeton University. His research interests include Computer and communications security, especially relating to consumer devices and software, impact of the law on technology, operating systems, Internet software, Security of mechanisms for distributing executable content over the Internet, interaction of security with programming languages and operating systems, distributed computing, parallel computing architecture and software.
Alec French

Alec French is Minority Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property. Previously, Mr. French was Legislative Counsel at the Interactive Digital Software Association from October 1997 through February 2000 and was an Associate with Federal Legislative Associates representing several high-tech and copyright clients from May 95 until October 97.
Laura Gasaway

Laura N. Gasaway (Lolly) has been Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina since 1985. She teaches courses in Intellectual Property and Cyberspace Law in the law school and Law Librarianship and Legal Resources in the School of Information and Library Science.
Mitchell Glazier

Mitchell Glazier is Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Legislative Counsel for the RIAA. Prioir to joining the RIAA, Mr. Glazier served as Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property of the House Judiciary Committee. In that capacity, he served as the chief adviser to the Subcommittee and was responsible for drafting legislation, organizing legislative and oversight hearings and markups, analyzing and evaluating legislation referred to the Subcommittee, preparing Subcommittee and full Committee reports, and meeting with representatives of government agencies, private industry associations, the creative community and other interested groups and individuals actively associated with legislation pending before the Subcommittee.
David L. Green

David Green was from 1996 to 2003 the founding executive director of the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH). Prior to directing NINCH, he was Director of Communications at the New York Foundation for the Arts, where he was instrumental in the development of Arts Wire. David Green is currently a member of the new International Advisory Council for George Eastman House, the International Museum of Photography and Film, and an Advisory Committee Member of the Cultural Commons Initiative of the Washington-based Center for Arts and Culture. He was a member of the steering committee for the Art, Technology and Intellectual Property project of Columbia University’s The American Assembly in 2001-2002.
Mark Hosler

Mark Hosler is an activist and a musician, and he is a founding member of the appropriationist group Negativland and one of the authors of Fair Use by Negativland.
Peter Jaszi

Peter Jaszi is Professor of Law, specializing in copyright, at American University's Washington School of Law. Currently, he is working to create a specialized program in intellectual property.
Barry Kernfeld

Barry Kernfeld is an independent jazz scholar and musician. His books include: The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, What to Listen for in Jazz, and Blackwell Guide to Recorded Jazz. His current book project is Pop Song Piracy: Bootleg Song Sheets, Fake Books, and America's First Criminal Copyright Trials.
Jessica Litman

Jessica Litman is Professor of Law at Wayne State Law School and author of Digital Copyright. Among her most recent articles are Information Privacy/Information Property and Breakfast with Batman: The Public Interest in the Advertising Age.
Carrie McLaren

Carrie McLaren is editor and designer of Stay Free!, a magazine of media and consumer culture. Previously she was a producer and the Director of Advertising at Matador Records.

J. Hillis Miller

J. Hillis Miller is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. He taught previously at Johns Hopkins and Yale and is past president of the Modern Language Association of America. Selected publications include : The Linguistic Moment, Versions of Pygmalion, Hawthorne and History, Ariadne's Thread, New Starts: Performative Topographies in Literature and Criticism, Others, Speech Acts in Literature, Black Holes (with Manuel Asensi), Reading Narrative, and Topographies. Miller's numerous awards and honors include the Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Zaragoza (1993), Harry Levin Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association for Illustration (1993), Honorary Professor of Peking University (1994) and Danforth Teaching Award (1995).

Nick Montfort

Nick Montfort, an author, critic, and theorist of new media works, is now studying for a Ph.D. in computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction, coeditor of The New Media Reader, and coauthor of 2002: A Palindrome Story. His electronic literature work includes award-winning interactive fiction and collaborative Web pieces. He holds masters degrees from Boston University (where he was co-winner of the American Academy of Poets Prize) and the MIT Media Lab. He is a director of the Electronic Literature Organization.
Robert Nideffer

Robert Nideffer is Associate Professor in the Department of Studio Art at the University of California, Irvine and is also appointed in Information and Computer Science. He researches, teaches, and publishes in the areas of virtual environments and behavior, interface theory and design, technology and culture, and contemporary social theory.
Rina Pantalony

Rina Elster Pantalony is a senior policy analyst responsible for intellectual property and other policy issues at the Canadian Heritage Information Network. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and practiced commercial and intellectual property law in Toronto.
Mark Poster

Mark Poster is Professor of History at University of California, Irvine. His interests include: European Intellectual and Cultural History; Critical Theory; and Media Studies. His publications include What's the Matter with the Internet?, The Second Media Age, and The Mode of Information.
Laurie Racine

Laurie Racine is the President of the Center for the Public Domain and Lear Center at USC. Before joining the Center, she was the Director of the Health Sector Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business of Duke University. She has spent many years as a consultant concentrating in the arts, education, and health care.
Mark Rose

Mark Rose is a Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 1977. From 1989 to 1994 he was Director of the system wide University of California Humanities Research Institute, located on the Irvine campus. He is the author of many books on subjects ranging from Shakespeare to Science Fiction as well as of Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright, which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. He also frequently serves as a consultant and expert in litigation involving allegations of copyright infringement. His current interests include both Shakespeare and the history and theory of intellectual property.
Wendy Seltzer

Wendy Seltzer is a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. This past fall, I was an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law, teaching Internet Law. Prior to joining EFF, I practiced intellectual property and technology litigation at Kramer Levin.
Clifford Siskin

Clifford Siskin is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His subject is the interrelations of literary, social, and technological change, with a particular emphasis on print culture: both its historical formation and its current remediation in the face of the electronic and the digital. His books include The Historicity of Romantic Discourse and The Work of Writing: Literature and Social Change in Britain 1700-1830.
Gigi Sohn

Gigi Sohn is the President of Public Knowledge, a public-interest advocacy organization dedicated to fortifying and defending a vibrant information commons. A former Executive Director of the Media Access Project and Ford Foundation Project Specialist, Ms. Sohn is also an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo Law School, where she teaches a course on federal regulation of the electronic media, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Faculty of Law, Graduate Studies Program.
Francis Steen

Francis Steen is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He edits "COGWEB," a research tool for exploring "the relevance of human cognition to communication and the arts."
Jennifer Urban

Jennifer Urban is a fellow and lecturer at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at Boalt Hall. Prior to that she was an attorney at the Venture Law Group, where she studied and negotiated commercial and intellectual property transaction documents for new companies. Urban’s interests include intellectual property law and policy, clinical andragogy, and the effect of technology on law and policy.
Siva Vaidhyanathan

Siva Vaidhyanathan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Culture and Communication at New York University. He is the author of Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity and a forthcoming book The Anarchist in the Library: How Peer-to-Peer Networks are Transforming Politics, Culture, and Information.
John Vaughn

John Vaughn is Executive Vice-President of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and has, on their behalf, testified in Congress on the Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act of 2001 (available online).
Noah Wardrip-Fruin

Noah Wardrip-Fruin is an e-literature writer and scholar. His current nonfiction work includes being the lead editor of The New Media Reader (with Nick Montfort) and of First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game (with Pat Harrigan). His current fiction work includes The Impermanence Agent. Wardrip-Fruin is now a founding faculty member of the University of Baltimore's School of Information Arts and Technologies (SIAT), as well as a Creative Writing Fellow at Brown University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization.
William Warner

William Warner is Professor of English at UC/ Santa Barbara and Director of the Digital Cultures Project. He has published books and articles in two distinct areas: print media culture of the 18th century, with special attention to the rise of the novel to be the dominant form of print entertainment, and 20th century electronic media. He is currently at work on a new project, provisionally entitled American Networks: from the Boston Committee of Correspondence to the Internet.