John Perry Barlow
From Jamie Love's Website:
This is what I'm doing lately.
I have worked full time for the
Center for Study of Responsive Law (CSRL) since 1990.
The Center was started by Ralph Nader in 1968. I direct the
Consumer Project on Technology
(CPT). The web address for CPT is http://www.cptech.org. CPT is active
in a number of issue areas, including intellectual property,
telecommunications, privacy and electronic commerce, plus a
variety of projects relating to antitrust enforcement and policy.
Beginning in 1991 I have been active in a number of projects
involving health care -- particularly pricing of intellectual property issues that relate
to medical inventions. Right now we are very interested
in the issue of compulsory licensing of essential
medical technologies in developing countries. Of course, I am
concerned about Microsoft's anticompetitive
practices . One solution to Microsoft's predatory strategies
is to learn to use non-microsoft
In recent years we have become more
aware that many issues have important global or international
dimensions. This is true for intellectual property, where
a complex web of international agreements shape national policies,
for antitrust policy (look at recent antitrust disputes involving
Boeing and Microsoft, for example), and for the developing
field of internet commerce. We are urging citizens to become
more involved in policy making at the international level.
This isn't easy, but it isn't impossible either. Citizen involvement
in the 1996 deliberations by the World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO) on internet copyright and sui generis
database protection were quite effective, as are current
efforts to engage the World Health Assembly in matters concerning
trade and public health.
There are lots of these international
organizations, and they operate without much involvement from
small businesses, consumers or citizen groups. One might look
at some of the various regional trade agreements,
and the forums on electronic
I am the editor of an Internet newsletter
which is sent out over the Internet about once or twice a week.
It covers a wide range of topics on information policy, and
features mostly original materials focusing on particular problems.
Archives of INFO-POLICY-NOTES are available from the Essential
Information LISTPROC. I am also the owner of several other discussions
lists, including DB-ACTION, PHARM-POLICY, UPD-DISCUSS ISDN , MED-PRIVACY, JAPAN-US-FOI, TAP-JURIS, ANTITRUST, all of which
are available for subscriptions from LISTPROC@ESSENTIAL.ORG,
with the message: subscribe listname yourfirstname
I received my graduate education
at Harvard and Princeton Universities. Before my present position
I was Senior Economist for the Frank Russell Company, a large
pension fund consulting firm. When I worked for the Frank Russell
Company, I worked on a team that developed a portfolio reporting
system for the IBM pension fund's real estate investments, and
I developed a return attribution model for the DEC pension fund,
plus I worked on worked on a number of deals and research projects.
This work was fun, and certainly better paid than my current
Before the Frank Russell Company
I held teaching and research positions at Rutgers University
and Princeton University. At Rutgers I was a visiting lecturer
in 1987-1988, where I taught the required microeconomics sequence
for the business school. At Princeton I was a lecturer for a
while, which is a nice title they give graduate students who
do precepts. I was also a research associate at Princeton, for
work I was doing with Professor Bill Branson on the impact of
exchange rate movements and manufacturing employment. Through
my work with Bill, I also held some research position at the
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), for our work on
economic impacts of movements of foreign exchange rates, but
I don't have a clue what the official title was, if any.
A little more background.
People who know me call me Jamie, rather than James or Jim.
I grew up in the Seattle area and lived in Alaska for 13 years,
but since 1980 I have resided in the East Coast. After telecommuting
for six years, I moved to the Washington, DC area in 1995, where
I live with my wife Manon, and four children (Dashiell, Noé,
Théophé and Fenimore). During the day I can be reached at work
by telephone at 202/387-8030 or by fax at 202/234-5176. My Internet
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I often have a large backlog of email, and I sometimes miss
important messages when they are first sent, so please do not
take it personally if I don't respond right way.