Professor Lawrence Lessig is an internationally renowned expert on law andtechnology, with a special focus on copyright issues and, in recent years, campaign finance and political reform.14.
Professor Lessig has published numerous books and articles on copyright in thedigital age, and served as legal counsel for the plaintiffs in two of the most influential copyrightcases in recent years,
Eldred v. Ashcroft
, 537 U.S. 186 (2003), and
Golan v. Gonzale
s, 501 F.3d1179 (10th Cir. 2007).15.
Professor Lessig is a co-founder of several nonprofit organizations, includingCreative Commons, which is devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon and share legally. Since it was founded in 2001, Creative Commons hasgrown to an international movement with over 100 affiliates around the globe.16.
Professor Lessig is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences andthe American Philosophical Association. He has received numerous awards, including the FreeSoftware Foundation’s Freedom Award, and the Fastcase 50 Award, which recognizes “the law’ssmartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries & leaders.”17.
Professor Lessig has been named one of Scientific American’s Top 50Visionaries.18.
Throughout his career, Professor Lessig has endeavored to promote his concernsand ideas to as wide an audience as possible.19.
In addition to his teaching schedule at Harvard Law School, Professor Lessig is a prominent public speaker. He has delivered lectures in a variety of forums around the world,seeking to educate the public about law, technology, and political reform.20.
Professor Lessig posts many of his lectures on the website YouTube, in order tohelp inform the public about issues relating to law, technology, and political corruption.
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