I'm a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School, after a stint with the Electronic Frontier Foundation as a staff attorney. Before joining EFF, I taught Internet Law as an Adjunct Professor at St. John's University School of Law and was an intellectual property and technology associate with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel in New York.
I graduated from Harvard Law School in 1999 (and Harvard College in 1996). I still recommend the the Microsoft Case seminar page, which I have been updating to reflect recent developments in the never-ending case, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where I am now a Fellow.
I developed and
now coordinate the Berkman Center's Openlaw project,
bringing the model of open source and free software development to
legal argument in the public interest. Openlaw connects lawyers and
non-lawyers to develop arguments, strategies, and amicus briefs
in important cases. In the Openlaw/DVD forum,
we recently filed an amicus
brief in Universal v.
Reimerdes, one of the first cases testing the anticircumvention
provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Eight major
movie studios sued 2600 magazine
over the posting of DeCSS--a program that can decrypt and read the
data on commercial DVDs. Plaintiff movie studios claimed at trial
that DeCSS illegally circumvented their DVD movies' access controls,
while defendants argued that the DMCA did not create a new right to
block fair use and interoperability through encryption.
participants' brief argued that the DeCSS program, and
particularly hyperlinks to
it, were protected speech under the First Amendment. I also
helped to draft the cryptographers'
amicus to the Second Circuit, arguing that a ban on computer
programs that could be used for circumvention unduly restricted