Steve's work focuses on the intersection of law, technology, and public policy. While at the Berkman Klein Center, he helped to write Next Generation Connectivity, an expert review that informed the FCC's National Broadband Plan. He also managed Media Cloud, an open-source platform for news content analysis and began his efforts to free PACER, the federal courts' fee-based document access system. That work would ultimately grow into RECAP, a widely used free tool for sharing federal court records, a law review article on the constitutionality of PACER, and a federal class-action lawsuit.
Steve went on to become Associate Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton. You can read about his work on the center's blog, Freedom to Tinker. He then served as a Foreign Affairs Officer for four years at the Department of State, supporting global freedom of expression.
Among other things, he has published on government liability for cross-boarder cyber attacks, internet economics and complexity theory (in a chapter alongside Berkman Klein Co-Director Yochai Benkler), and the security and legal liabilities of our web encryption systems.
Steve is now an attorney in Washington, DC.