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Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is an professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Center for the Internet and Society. He is known within the new media community for the advocacy of open source technologies, network neutrality and the creative commons among other ideas and initiatives that seek to democratize the internet and reduce potential barriers created by trademark restrictions and other forms of government or corporate control.

Prior to joining Stanford he taught at the Harvard Law School, where he was a faculty director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and the University of Chicago Law School.

He proposed the concept of "Free Culture" [1]. He also supports free software and open spectrum . He is founder and chairman of the Creative Commons and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Lessig is also on the board of directors of Software Freedom Law Center, launched in February 2005.In March 2006, Lessig joined the board of advisors of the Digital Universe project.

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