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Mike Godwin 555 10th Street, #109, Oakland, CA 94607 -- 415-793-4446 mg1389a38@westpost.

net PROFILE Accomplished attorney with broad range of experience in case management, policy development, and advocacy concerning technology, privacy, freedom of exp ression, and the Internet. Experience covers criminal, constitutional, copyright , trademark, media, telecommunications regulation, privacy, and security issues. Published author with clear, persuasive writing. Skilled in public speaking, co unseling, advocacy, litigation strategy. Strong track record in foreseeing and s ynthesizing legal and technology issues. Mentoring background includes supervisi ng law students, law clerks, and project personnel. LEGAL EXPERIENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bar Memberships: State Bar of California, District of Columbia Bar. Inactive mem ber of the State Bar of Texas. *Wikimedia Foundation San Francisco, CA General Counsel 2007-2010 Supervised all legal projects for the non-profit organization that operates Wiki pedia and other online resources as the Foundation grew from $2 million to $20 m illion in annual revenue. Directed trademark and copyright strategies. Researche d and developed baseline employment-law policies as organization grew from five to 55 employees. Developed and enforced comprehensive privacy policy and tradema rk policy for the Wikimedia Foundation. Facilitated transition of Wikipedia cont ent from the GNU Free Documentation License to the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license. Supervised and directed outside counsel as well as law cler ks. Yale Law School and Yale Dept. of Computer Science New Haven, CT Research Fellow 2005-2007 Supervised and mentored student research projects involving law and technology p olicy. Advised the Privacy, Obligations, and Rights in Technologies of Informati on Assessment (PORTIA) project. Researched and wrote a guide for the American Li brary Association on digital-rights-management issues, as well as a position pap er on network neutrality. Chaired the program committee for Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 2006, a public-policy conference held in Washington, DC. Public Knowledge Washington, DC Senior Technology Counsel and Legal Director 2003-2005 Conducted full-time advocacy for nonprofit group focused on ensuring technology and information access and other rights for consumers. Directed all legal progra ms. Developed and presented policy positions on critical technology access issue s to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Congress, government agencies, industry, and consumer groups. Authored and edited FCC filings. Commented exten sively for National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and o ther media. Organized successful lobbying effort and lawsuit benefiting consumer s and the computer industry against film industry's "broadcast flag" scheme to c

ontrol consumer-product design. Supervised legal staff and interns. Center for Democracy and Technology Washington, DC Policy Fellow and Staff Counsel 2000-2003 Provided technology and legal expertise on constitutional law, criminal law, and criminal procedure. Analyzed computer-crime and wiretap statutes, including the USA-PATRIOT Act anti-terrorist legislation. Commented in the media on encryptio n, First Amendment law, and copyright and civil liberties. Represented CDT at co nferences on constitutional law, criminal law, and criminal procedure issues, an d privacy. Organized critical response to the international Cybercrime Conventio n promulgated by the Council of Europe. Electronic Frontier Foundation Cambridge, MA Washington, DC San Francisco, CA Staff Counsel 1990-1999 Created the legal department and initiated policy and advocacy positions for lea ding civil liberties and technology organization. Guided and developed policy on evolving technology issues, including electronic searches and seizures, First A mendment on the Internet, privacy, international copyright, and third-party crim inal liability. Developed legal theories, originated, and supervised the Supreme Court case, Reno v. ACLU (1997) addressing the First Amendment's applicability to the Internet. Advised users of electronic networks about their legal rights a nd responsibilities. Conducted seminars about digital civil liberties and privac y for criminal lawyers and law-enforcement personnel. Supervised law clerks and interns. Chaired the drafting committee of the Massachusetts Computer Crime Comm ission; supervised and co-drafted Committee's report to the Governor, which was adopted in March 1993. Smith, Morris, and Florey Austin, TX Law Clerk 1989-1990 Assisted in preparing criminal case defenses, based on Texas Code of Criminal Pr ocedure sentencing provisions. Assisted law professor and Supreme Court advocate Charles Alan Wright on federal criminal procedure and the federal sentencing gu idelines. TEACHING EXPERIENCE/OTHER FELLOWSHIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * Media Studies Center, The Freedom Forum, New York, NY Freedom Forum Fellow, 1997-1998 * Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY Adjunct Professor, Internet and Media Law, 1998 * The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY Adjunct Professor, Internet and Media Law, 1993-1995 EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . University of Texas, Austin, TX Juris Doctor, May 1990 * Editor-in-Chief, Daily Texan (campus-wide daily newspaper, circulation 30,000)

* Cactus Yearbook, Outstanding Student and Goodfellow * Abbot, Friar Society Bachelor of Arts, Plan II Liberal Arts, with Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, May 1980 PUBLICATIONS (Major works) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * Cyber Rights: Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age, Times Books, 1998; rev ised and expanded paperback edition published by MIT Press in 2003. * IP Worldwide Magazine and American Lawyer magazine, American Lawyer Media, Was hington, DC, 1999-2001; analysis of legal trends and current cases; contributed regular column on IP issues * What Every Citizen Should Know About DRM, aka Digital Rights Management, Publi c Knowledge, 2004 * Godwin's Law - widely quoted guideline about invoking inflammatory comparisons in public discussion; routinely cited in magazine and newspaper articles, inclu ding Wired, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. SELECTED PRESS COVERAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * Profile, "The Wikipedia Zeitgeist," SuperLawyers, August 2008, Corporate Couns el Edition (reprinted in Northern California edition at http://www.superlawyers. com/california-northern/article/The-Wikipedia-Zeitgeist/85bad37f-3b6a-4b32-a3e116b711747c65.html ) * Schwartz, John (2010-08-02). "F.B.I., Challenging Use of Seal, Gets Back a Pri mer on the Law". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/03/us/03fbi. html. Retrieved 2010-08-04. INTERESTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Consumer electronics; telecommunications; computer hardware and software; Shakes pearean theater; history of American film, history and development of science fi ction as literature.

Mike Godwin * 415-793-4446 * mg1389a38@westpost.net