Internet Law Program 2003








Yochai Benkler Professor, Yale Law School
Yochai Benkler is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Previously, Benkler had been a professor at New York University School of Law, where he was the Director of the Engelberg 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. 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 infrastructure, such as wireless communications and telecommunications law, rules governing private control over information, in particular intellectual property, and of relevant aspects of U.S. constitutional law.

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  

Glenn Otis Brown
Executive Director, Creative Commons

Glenn Otis Brown is Executive Director of Creative Commons. Glenn graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and from Harvard Law School in 2000. In college, Glenn was awarded a national Harry S. Truman Scholarship for graduate study towards a career in public service. At Harvard, Glenn was a member of the Harvard Law Review and worked at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where he organized Signal or Noise?, a digital music conference and concert, in cooperation with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. After graduation, Glenn worked in The Economist's Washington D.C. bureau before clerking for the Honorable Stanley Marcus on the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, in Miami. Last year, Glenn was assistant producer of Digital Age, a New York public TV show hosted by Andrew Shapiro. He has published articles on copyright and other issues in The Economist, the Harvard Law Review, The New Republic Online, and the Texas Observer, and has made presentations at the South by Southwest Music Festival and 2600 Magazine's Hope Conference.

Reed Hundt
Former Chairman, FCC
Reed E. Hundt is a senior advisor on information industries to McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. His work with McKinsey has focused on helping senior management and boards address a wide range of strategic and other leadership challenges. Mr. Hundt also serves on the board of directors of Allegiance Telecom, Inc., Expedia, Polyserve, and Intel Corp. He is a special advisor to Blackstone Group and a venture partner at Benchmark Capital, a venture capital firm specializing in investments in high-tech companies. He teaches a seminar cross-listed at the Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management, where he serves as a member of the advisory committee. Mr. Hundt served four years as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), from 1993 to 1997. He is especially proud of his role in making the largest single national commitment to K-12 education in America’s history: the Snowe-Rockefeller program that dedicates more than $2 billion annually to connect all classrooms in the country to the Internet. Mr Hundt is the author of, “You Say You Want A Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics.” (Yale University Press, 2000). He has also been Co-Chairman of The Forum on Communications and Society at The Aspen Institute. Mr. Hundt is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale College and a graduate of Yale Law School (1974) where he was a member of the executive board of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for the late Chief Judge Harrison L. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and California bars. Prior to his position as Chairman of the FCC, Mr. Hundt was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Latham & Watkins, a national and international law firm.

Fred von Lohmann
Senior Staff Attorney, EFF
Fred von Lohmann is a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property issues. In that role, he has represented programmers, technology innovators, and individuals in litigation against every major record label, movie studio, and television network (as well as several cable TV networks and music publishers) in the United States, including in the pathbreaking case of MGM v. Grokster. In additon to litigation, he is involved in EFF's efforts to educate policy-makers regarding the proper balance between intellectual property protection and the public interest in fair use, free expression, and innovation. Fred served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Thelton Henderson, of the US District Court for Northern California, and Judge Betty B. Fletcher, of the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University.

Alex Macgillivray
Intellectual Property Counsel, Google
Alex Macgillivray just joined long-time client Google as Intellectual Property Counsel. Prior to joining Google, Mr. Macgillivray was a litigator with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. There he also concentrated on intellectual property and internet law issues while representing clients including Napster, Streamcast Networks, Borland, Canal+Technologies, Netflix, Kontiki, the Internet Archive and Creative Commons. Mr. Macgillivray writes about law and code at Bricoleur, serves as vice-chair of the American Bar Association's Open Source Task Force, and is coding a news aggregator and mood-based music server. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and is an affiliate of the Berkman Center.
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.

Wendy Seltzer
Staff Attorney, EFF and Berkman Fellow

Wendy Seltzer is a Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property and free speech issues. As a Fellow with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Wendy founded and leads the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, helping Internet users to understand their rights in response to cease-and-desist threats. Prior to joining EFF, Wendy taught Internet Law as an Adjunct Professor at St. John's University School of Law and practiced intellectual property and technology litigation with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel in New York. Wendy speaks frequently on copyright, trademark, open source, and the public interest online. She has an A.B. from Harvard College and J.D. from Harvard Law School, and occasionally takes a break from legal code to program (Perl).
Leslie L. Vadasz
Director Emeritus, Intel Corporation
Leslie Vadasz was part of the founding team of Intel and has held various engineering and general management positions with the company since 1968. In 1988, he was elected to Intel’s board of directors and became director emeritus in 2002. He retired in June 2003 as an executive vice president of Intel Corporation and president of Intel Capital. Prior to joining Intel, he worked at Transitron Corporation and Fairchild Semiconductor Company. Mr. Vadasz served on the Presidential Advisory Committee for Information Technology (PITAC) from 1997 to 2002 and on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Research Council from 1991 to 1996. He was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 1977 for "leadership in the development of semiconductor memories and microcomputer components." Mr. Vadasz graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1961 and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1990.