Internet Law Program 2003








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Yochai Benkler Professor, New York University School of Law; Director, Engleberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy and of the Information Law Institute
Yochai Benkler is a Professor at the New York University School of Law. He is the Director of the Engleberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy, and of the Information Law Institute. His research focuses on the effects of laws that regulate information production and exchange on the distribution of control over information flows, knowledge, and cultural production in the digital environment. He has written about rules governing infrastructure, such as telecommunications and broadcast law, rules governing private control over information, such as intellectual property, privacy, and e-commerce, and constitutional law. Professor Benkler teaches information law and policy in the digital environment , communications law and property law. Before coming to NYU, Benkler clerked for Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court, and had earlier been an associate in the corporate practice group of Ropes & Gray in Boston. He received his J.D from Harvard Law School and his LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University. At both schools he was an editor of the law review.

William Fisher III Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Faculty Director, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society; Director, Harvard Program on Legal History
William Fisher III received his undergraduate degree (in American Studies) from Amherst College and his graduate degrees (J.D. and Ph. D. in the History of American Civilization) from Harvard University. Between 1982 and 1984, he served as law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. Since 1984, he has taught at Harvard Law School, where he is currently Professor of Law and Director of the Harvard Program on Legal History. His academic honors include a Danforth Postbaccalaureate Fellowship (1978-1982) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California (1992-1993). In the spring of 1998, he led one of the Berkman Center's first online lecture and discussion series, Intellectual Property in Cyberspace.

Lawrence Lessig Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Chair, Berkman Center Advisory Board
Lawrence Lessig was the Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. From 1991 to 1997, he was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1989, and then clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Lessig teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, contracts, comparative constitutional law, and the law of cyberspace. His book Code, and Other Laws of Cyberspace was released in 1999 to widespread acclaim. In 1999-2000, he was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Lawrence Lessig's new book is The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World.

Charles Nesson William F. Weld Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Faculty Co-Director and Founder, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Charles Nesson is the founder and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Harvard College in 1960, and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law summa cum laude in 1963. He clerked for Justice John Marshall Harlan of the United States Supreme Court, and served as Special Assistant to John Doar in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. He joined the Harvard Law faculty in 1966. Nesson has taught courses on evidence, criminal law, trial advocacy, torts and ethics, incorporating the latest technologies. Nesson is also well known as a moderator for the Fred Friendly Seminars on public television employing the Socratic dialogue method of discussion. He has served as a public defender on the Massachusetts Defenders Committee, and as counsel in the Woburn toxic tort case and various civil liberties cases.

Jonathan Zittrain Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School; Faculty Co-Director, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Jonathan Zittrain is the Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. He is a co-founder of the Berkman Center and served as its first executive director from 1997-2000. His research includes digital property, privacy, and speech, and the role that is played by private intermediaries in Internet architecture. He currently teaches Internet & Society: The Technologies and Politics of Control, and has a strong interest in creative, useful, and unobtrusive ways to deploy technology in the classroom. He holds a J.D. from the Harvard Law School magna cum laude, an M.P.A. from the J.F.K. School of Government, and a B.S. in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence from Yale summa cum laude. He is also a fourteen-year veteran sysop of CompuServe's online forums.
Guest Lecturers  

Jason Matusow Manager, Shared Source Initiative, Microsoft Corporation

As manager of the Shared Source Initiative at Microsoft Corp., Jason Matusow is responsible for working with internal and external constituencies to establish the company-wide framework for Microsoft’s global source licensing strategy. In early 2001, Microsoft launched the Shared Source Initiative to share source code with customers, partners and governments globally. Shared Source balances the benefits of both the commercial software model and the open source model in order to provide maximum value to customers while still maintaining a healthy commercial software business. Microsoft is currently sharing Microsoft’s most valuable intellectual property assets including Windows®, Windows CE.NET® and .NET® technologies. Matusow consults with governments, corporations, academics and analysts globally on the business implications of software intellectual property issues. He has been in the software industry for 10 years and with Microsoft since 1995, holding both technical and policy positions in that time.

Ronaldo Lemos
Director of Law and Technology, FGV
Ronaldo Lemos is the Director of Law and Technology at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) Law School in Rio de Janeiro. Before joining FGV, Professor Lemos practiced technology, telecommunications and corporate law with the law firm Suchodolski Advogados Associados. He is currently a consulting partner with the firm. He was also an assistant professor of Sociology of Law at the University of Sao Paulo Law School and at the Brazilian Society for Public Law (SBDP). Professor Lemos is the author of several articles published in Brazil and abroad, and of two books, Comércio Eletrônico (2001) and Conflitos sobre Nomes de Domínio e Outras Questões Jurídicas da Internet (2003). He earned a J.D. from the University of Sao Paulo Law School and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he worked on the launch of the Chilling Effects project at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
Julian Dibbell Author and Journalist Julian Dibbell, author and journalist, has been writing about digital networks and their cultural fallout for over a decade. His articles and essays -- on subjects ranging from hacker subcultures to blogger aesthetics to the politics of virtual rape -- have appeared in The Village Voice, Time, Feed, Wired, and many other publications, both online and off, and have been reprinted in Best American Science Writing 2002 (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2002), Reading Digital Culture (Blackwell, 2001), Flame Wars: The Discourse of Cyberculture (Duke University Press, 1994), and other anthologies. He is the author of My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World (Henry Holt, 1998), about the text-based online role-playing game LambdaMOO, and is currently researching a book on the next generation of massively multiplayer online games. In spring 2003, he and Lawrence Lessig will coteach a course at Stanford Law School on the social structures of virtual worlds.

Luiz Guilherme Schymura de Oliveira
President and Commissioner, ANATEL
Luiz Guilherme Schymura de Oliveira is president and commissioner of the Brazilian Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL). Prior to his appointment at ANATEL, Professor Schymura was the CEO of FGV Consulting. He has also served on the board of Kolynos in Brazil, consulting for the World Bank, and was editor of the Revista de Econometria (Econometrics Journal). Additonally, he was the coordinator of several research initiatives for the Oil Regulatory Agency in Brazil, for Furnas, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Professor Schymura is the author of several books, articles and essays, published in Brazil and abroad. Professor Schymura graduated from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro with a degree in electrical and systems engineering. He received his Masters in Economics at the Graduate Economics School of the Fundação Getulio Vargas, with the thesis The Problem of Asymmetric Information in the Stock Market. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Silvio Meira Chief Scientist, CESAR, Professor, Federal University of Pernambuco Silvio Meira is the chief scientist of CESAR (Advanced Studies Center in Recife) and a professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Estado de São Paulo newspaper and a member of the board of the Porto Digital in Recife. He was also a member of the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil and president of the Brazilian Computer Society. Professor Meira has authored dozens of articles dealing with science and technology and the impact of information technology on society. He received a Scientific Merit award from the Rio Branco Order from the Brazilian President. His website is Professor Meira has a background in engineering with a degree from ITA (Aeronautics Technological Institute). He earned his masters degree in Computer Science at the Federal University of Pernambuco and his Ph.D. from Canterbury University in England.
Marcos Carnuti Security Director, Tempest Security Technologies Marcos Carnuti is the security director of Tempest Security Technologies and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. He also is a co-founder of the project FreeICP for the dissemination of digital certification technology. Mr. Carnut is a two-time recipient of the Tércio Pacitti prize awarded by the Aeronautics Technology Institute of Brazil (ITA). He has authored several technical and scientific articles in security.

Gilberto Gil
Minister of Culture

(photo credit:Agência Nacional:
Marcello Jr)

Gilberto Gil serves as the Minister of Culture for Brazil. Through his career as a musician he carries out a fundamental role in the constant modernization process of Brazilian popular music. A member of this scene for 32 years, he has developed one of the most relevant and renown careers as a singer, composer and guitar-player in this field. His music has a strong rhythmic appeal and melodic richness, as mixed as its people. Gil's importance to the culture of his country goes back to the 60's, when he and Caetano Veloso created Tropicalism. Radically innovative in the music scene, the movement assimilated pop culture to national genres. Deeply critical on political and moral levels, Tropicalism ended up being repressed by the authoritarian regime. Gil and Caetano were imprisoned and exiled. With 30 albums released, Gilberto Gil has six gold records, four platinum singles and more than 4 million records sold. For his work, Gilberto Gil was honored with the Knighthood of the Order of the Arts and Literature by the French Minister of Culture Jack Lang, and has also received many prizes in Brazil, where he is a nationally known personality. In the last ten years Gil has also become a man of action in extra-musical fields. He has been a councilman for Salvador and is involved in environmental and social projects to this day.

Max Fontes
Professor, FGV Law School
Max Fontes is a lawyer and professor of law at FGV Law School in Rio de Janeiro. He graduated cum laude from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and received his LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School. Before joining FGV, Professor Fontes worked as a foreign attorney in the International Practice group of Arnold & Porter in Washington DC and at Fontes, Oliveira, Gonçalves & Navega Advogados Associados. He has lectured at Harvard and A&P on international practice of law and corporate issues related to Brazilian business overseas. His research interests focus on constitutional, corporate and Internet law. Currently, he is the head of the Undergraduate Program at FGV Law School in Rio de Janeiro.

Cora Rónai
Technology Editor, Globo
Cora Rónai has served as the technology editor of the Globo newspaper since 1991 and is responsible for the creation of the weekly supplement, "Informatica etc." Ms. Rónai has been writing about technology since 1987, when she undertook writing the column "Circuito Integrado" in the Jornal do Brasil. She is a fierce advocate of free software, freedom of expression inside and outside the Internet, and the delivery of bottled music. Throughout her professional career, she has been intimately linked to culture, in which she believes technology belongs. Besides her weekly column at Globo, she authors a weekly column at the Cultural supplement and writes about movies at Rio Show. In August 2001, Ms. Rónai created one of the most influential blogs in Brazil, the InternEtc (, dedicated primarily to the anguishes of digital life and to cats. She is the author of plays and children's book, including Sapomorfose, a fable about the individual incapacity to conform with socially correct patterns.