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IP Justice International Cyberlaw Clinic

Legal Advisory Board:

Carlos Aguirre
Law Professor and Attorney
National University of Cordoba (Argentina)

Abogado especializado en Derecho de los Negocios y en Derecho, Economia y Negocios en la Sociedad de la Informacion, Asesor Externo de numerosas empresas entre las que se cuentan algunas enumeradas mas abajo, en las cuales desarrolla no sólo el rol de asesor en cuestiones legales sino que también actúa como asesor económico y financiero atento su desempeño docente en el área. Desde hace varios años su estudio se ha destacado en la labor relativa al recupero de mora de sus clientes contando con la infraestructura y tecnología para ello. Asimismo y dentro de su especialización se destaca como asesor en la confección de contratos sui-generis y todo lo concerniente al asesoramiento en Derecho Informatico y de las Nuevas Tecnologias, Economia en la Sociedad de la Informacion, puntualizando su enfoque en lo relativo a e-commerce & e-bussines.


Karl Auerbach
Chief Technology Office and Attorney at Law
InterWorking Labs (US)

Mr. Auerbach is the former North American publicly elected member of the Board of Directors of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Karl Auerbach was formerly a senior researcher in the Advanced Internet Architecture group in the Office of the Chief Strategy Officer at Cisco Systems. In addition to his technical work, Mr. Auerbach has been an attorney in California since 1978. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Section of he California State Bar. Mr. Auerbach has been named as a Yuen Fellow of Law and Technology at the California Institute of Technology and Loyola of Los Angeles Law School. He has also received the Norbert Wiener Award from the Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR). Mr. Auerbach has been working on Internet and operating system technology since the early 1970’s. He has been a long-time member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Mr. Auerbach founded both Epilogue Technology Corporation and Empirical Tools and Technologies, Inc. He has been closely involved with several other startups including Precept Software where in the mid 1990’s he architected and implemented IP/TV, a pioneering product for internet distribution of entertainment grade video over the internet. He is a co-founder of the Boston Working Group and has been involved in the issue of Internet governance for several years. Mr. Auerbach is helping to create a an open voting system. He is on the Board of Directors of the Open Voting Consortium. He is also a "Pioneer Member" of the Internet Society. In his spare time he does backstage work with a professional theatre company and also is helping to restore a 1923 mainline steam locomotive. His home page is at and he maintains a blog at InterWorking Labs may be found on the web at


Ian Brown
Research Fellow
Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University (UK)

Dr. Ian Brown is a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, and an honorary senior lecturer at University College London. His work is focused on public policy issues around information and the Internet, particularly privacy, copyright and e-democracy. He also works in the more technical fields of information security, networking and healthcare informatics. Since 1998 Dr Brown has acted as a director of Privacy International, the Open Rights Group and the Foundation for Information Policy Research and an adviser to Greenpeace and Creative Commons UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the British Computer Society, and has consulted for the US Department of Homeland Security, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Allianz, McAfee, the BBC, the European Commission and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.


Gervaise Davis
Attorney at Law
Davis & Schroeder (US)

Mr. Davis, Of Counsel to the Firm, was the founding principal of the internationally known Monterey, California, law firm of Davis & Schroeder, a boutique business and intellectual property firm, specializing in matters relating to protection, development and licensing of software for businesses and non-profits, as well as the complex legal issues arising from the Internet. Mr. Davis is an expert in copyright law, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets and intellectual property licensing. He has, for many years, advised multinational and domestic for profit and non-profit companies in these areas of the law. He serves as a frequent expert witness, mediator, or arbitrator in high tech litigation and dispute matters. He is an active arbitration panelist for the National Arbitration Forum,, where he rules on disputed domain names under the ICANN/UDRP procedures. He was lead Counsel in several landmark domain name cases at the Federal Appellate level, such as Avery Dennison v. Sumpton, Avery Dennison Corp. v. Sumpton, 189 F.3d 868 (9th Cir. 1999) . He also served on the WIPO Domain Name Disputes Panel during the early stages of it. He is much in demand as a speaker on Intellectual Property law subjects and has served as an author and speaker for the Practicing Law Institute, NYC, for more than twenty years, principally on copyright and trademark matters. He also advises photographers on protection of their work under the copyright laws.

Mr. Davis is a member of the State Bar of California, as well as being admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Tax Court, many of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and numerous U.S. District Courts across the country. Mr. Davis has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Santa Clara University Law School, where he taught courses in Intellectual Property and the Internet in both the JD and Masters of Law programs. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., with his J.D., and also holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown. He is the author of literally hundreds of articles in legal and business publications, in the area of copyrights, trademarks, Internet law and software licensing. In 1983, he authored one of the first books on the subject of protecting software, entitled Software Protection: Practical and Legal Steps to Protect and Market Computer Programs, now out of print. The book won several awards for excellence.

Mr. Davis received his law degree in 1958 from Georgetown University Law Center, and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service in 1954 from Georgetown University.


Graham Dutfield
Co-Director, Centre for International Governance
University of Leeds School of Law (UK))

Graham Dutfield is Professor of International Governance. He was formerly Herchel Smith Senior Research Fellow in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary, University of London, and Academic Director of the UNCTAD-ICTSD Capacity-building Project on Intellectual Property Rights and Development, based in Geneva. He is a Senior Member of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at St Peter’s College, University of Oxford.





Hala Essalmawi
Attorney at Law & Intellectual Property Rights Officer
Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina) (Egypt)

Essalmawi is an attorney at law and the Intellectual Property Rights Officer at the Library of Alexandria. She obtained her LL.B & LL.M from the Faculty of Law, Alexandria University and a Post graduate Diploma in International Law and Development from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.

She attended many short courses, seminars and workshops in Egypt and abroad on International Law, law and development, intellectual property rights, electronic resources and electronic publishing. Ms. Essalmawi is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association, the Association of Attendees and Alumni of the Hague Academy of International Law (AAA) and the Professional Inter-group Lawyers. She was lately chosen as Intellectual Property Resource Person for the International Development Law Organization, IDLO IP impact Program in Egypt.


Michael Froomkin
Professor of Law
Univ. of Miami School of Law (US)

A. Michael Froomkin, Professor of Law, received an M.Phil. degree from Cambridge University in 1984, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1987. He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for John F. Grady, chief judge of the Northern District of Illinois. Professor Froomkin joined the University of Miami faculty after working in the London office of the Washington, D.C., firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. He teaches courses in Internet law, law of electronic commerce, jurisprudence, administrative law, and constitutional law.



Michael Geist
Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law / Professor of Law
University of Ottawa School of Law (Canada)

Dr. Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa. He has obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School.Dr. Geist has written numerous academic articles and government reports on the Internet and law and is a columnist on technology law issues that regularly appears in the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, and BBC. He is the creator and consulting editor of BNA’s Internet Law News, a daily Internet law news service, editor of the monthly newsletters, Internet and E-commerce Law in Canada and the Canadian Privacy Law Review (Butterworths), the founder of the Ontario Research Network for E-commerce, on the advisory boards of several leading Internet law publications including Electronic Commerce & Law Report (BNA), the Journal of Internet Law (Aspen) and Internet Law and Business (Computer Law Reporter). He is the author of the textbook Internet Law in Canada (Captus Press) which is now in its third edition, and the editor of In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law, published in 2005 by Irwin Law.


Kathryn Kleiman
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Kathy Kleiman (US)

Kathy holds a BA from Harvard University (1987) and is a highly skilled technologist and computing professional. She earned her law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1993 and was an Edward Hennessy Distinguished Scholar (top 5% of class). After her college graduation she worked with Morgan Stanley in its database programming and data communications groups and then for Price Waterhouse as a data security and disaster recovery consultant. Kathy started her legal career as an attorney with a prominent telecommunications law firm and started its Internet Law Practice in 1995. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia. Kathy’s past experience includes:

Founder of one of the first Internet Law practices in 1995 working almost exclusively on free speech, privacy, domain name and trademark Internet law issues for the past 12 years. Witness before Congress in 1998 on the future of the domain name system. Member of the ICANN Whois Task Force in which she led international analyses of data protection laws. Member of the DNSO (now GNSO) Names Council during which time Kathy Co-chaired the working group on domain names and famous trademarks. Co-founder of ICANN’s Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC). Legal Counsel for the Association for Computing Machinery’s Internet Governance Project. FCC Legal Counsel to the Internet Service Providers’ Consortium. Member of ICANN’s final drafting committee of the UDRP (Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy) that governs domain name disputes worldwide. Kathy was the drafter of key elements of the policy. Legislative Consultant in Washington for the American Library Association and the Association for Computing Machinery on data protection, privacy, free speech and trademark law relating to domain name issues.


Cornelia Kutterer
Senior Legal Advisor
BUEC: The European Consumers Organisation (Belgium)

Cornelia Kutterer holds the position of Senior Legal Advisor at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. She is heading the legal department responsible for laws and regulatory policies related to consumer protection, access to justice, passenger rights, intellectual and industrial property, media and advertising, data protection and information society. Prior to this, Cornelia worked in a law firm mainly in the fields of competition law, EU regulatory policies, intellectual property and e-commerce. She also gained professional experience as Advisor for International Affairs in the building industry advising on the legal impact of cross-border posting of workers and representing the building industry’s social fund in European affairs before EU governments and institutions. She started her professional career in the European Parliament as an assistant to a MEP in 1997.



Cedric Laurant
Law Professor & Attorney
Universidad Los Andes (Colombia)

Cedric is currently Visiting Professor at the Law School of the Universidad of los Andes (Bogota, Colombia) teaching privacy, comparative and international economic law. He is an attorney and member of the District of Columbia Bar. He is also Director of Programs in Latin America for the Executive Certification Program in Nonprofit Leadership at the Center for Social Leadership (Washington, DC, USA).His investigative work concentrates on international privacy issues and comparative policy and legal aspects of European, US and Latin American privacy and data protection regimes, and includes government surveillance and anti-terrorism policy issues, the impact of new technologies on users’ privacy, consumer protection, cybercrime and transborder data flows in the world.He is an experienced multilingual public speaker at many conferences on these topics in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Africa. He is a law graduate of the University of Louvain (Belgium) with a Master of Laws from the University of Columbia School of Law (New York, USA) and was Policy Counsel and Director of the International Privacy Project at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (Washington, DC) and the Research Director and Principal Editor of EPIC’s annual report "Privacy and Human Rights" in 2003, 2004 and 2005.


Ronaldo Lemos
Director / Professor of Law
Center for Technology and Society at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) School of Law (FGV-CTS) (Brazil)

Ronaldo Lemos is the director of the Center for Technology and Society at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) School of Law in Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Lemos is the head professor of Intellectual Property law at FGV Law School. He is also the director of the Creative Commons Brazil and a member of the Board of iCommons, the international Creative Commons project. He has earned his LL.B. and LL.D. from the University of Sao Paulo, and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He is the author of three books, including "Direito, Tecnologia e Cultura," published by FGV Press, 2005. He coordinates various projects, such as the Cultura Livre project, and the Open Business Project, an international initiative taking place in Brazil, Nigeria, Chile, Mexico, South Africa and the UK. He is one of the founders of Overmundo, the largest Web 2.0 iniative in Brazil. He is also a member of the Electronic Commerce Comission appointed by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice, curator of the TIM Festival, and monthly columnist at Trip Magazine.



David Maher
Senior Vice President – Law & Policy
Public Interest Registry (US)

David W. Maher is Senior Vice President – Law and Policy of Public Interest Registry, a nonprofit corporation responsible for management of the registry of the .ORG top level domain. From 1999 until 2002, he was Vice President – Public Policy of the Internet Society. In 2002, he became founding Chairman of the Board of Public Interest Registry, and served in that capacity until August, 2004. Mr. Maher is a registered patent attorney with extensive experience in intellectual property and entertainment law. Mr. Maher was General Counsel to the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, Inc. for over 20 years and was the recipient of the Bureau’s Torch of Integrity Award in 1999.

In 1996, as a well-regarded authority on Internet domain names, Mr. Maher was asked by the Internet Society to serve on the 11 member International Ad Hoc Committee (IAHC). The IAHC developed proposals that included, for the first time, provisions for expeditious resolution of disputes with "cyber-squatters". These proposals were later adopted by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and now form the nucleus of the ICANN Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) which provides a global arbitration and mediation system for trademark-domain name disputes. Mr. Maher is a member of the WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center Panel of Neutrals.

Mr. Maher currently serves as a member of the Visiting Committee to the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. He is a member of the American Law Institute and has lectured and written articles on the Internet, intellectual property and communications law.


Alberto Cerda Silva
Professor of Informatic Law in the Informatic Law Research Center, at Law School in University of Chile

Bachelor in Law and Social Sciences and LL.M. in Public Law for Law School of University of Chile. He is Researcher and Professor of Cyber Law at University of Chile.

He is Studies Director of ONG Derechos Digitales and Director of the Program "Copyright and Human Rights. Monitoring, Research and Empowerment of Civil Society," financed for Ford Foundation. Legal Leader of Creative Commons – Chile.

He is Legal Adviser in Technologies of Information Division for Ministry of Economy. Takes part in the Executive Secretary of Committee of Ministries for Digital Development, in Working Group of Norms and Standards for Digital Document Committee, and in the National Commission for Domain Name System and IP Numbers, among others.


Pedro Mondozibal Simonetti
Director / Attorney at Law
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility – Peru (Peru)

Graduado de la Facultad de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, con estudios en filosofía en la misma casa de estudios y en propiedad intelectual en la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual – OMPI, se ha especializado en derecho societario, bancario, propiedad intelectual y tecnologías de la información y comunicaciones. Como jefe de asesoría jurídica de Hernán Velando Abogados (de 1997 a 2002), brindó asesoramiento externo a los bancos Financiero, Bancosur y Nuevo Mundo, del último de los cuales fue además apoderado. Actualmente es miembro de Society for Philosophy and Technology y Computer Professionals For Social Responsibility.

Representante de CPSR-Perú en la Duodécima Sesión del Comité Permanente de Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos de la Organización Mundial de Propiedad Intelectual – OMPI. Es expositor en múltiples conferencias sobre derecho informático y tecnologías de la información y comunicaciones tanto en el Perú como en el extranjero.


Ville Oksanen
Attorney at Law
Helsinki University of Technology (Finland)

Ville Oksanen is an attorney and researcher at SoberIT in Finland. Ville is a founding member of the board at Electronic Frontier Finland, and is a partner in the law firm Turre Legal.

Ville has represented European Digital Rights Initiative (EDRI) at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on the Development Agenda.

Previously, Ville as a member of the Committee of International Affairs at Suomen Nuorisotyö Allianssiry.





Nicole Ozer
Director of Civil Liberties and Technology Policy
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) (US)

Nicole Ozer is the first civil liberties and technology policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California. Based in a new San Jose office, she develops privacy and other civil rights initiatives and strategies related to technological advances. She previously served as a judicial clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and was a litigation associate with Morrison & Foerster. At UC-Boalt, Ozer was an executive editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and a clinical intern at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. She also served as co-president of Boalt’s class of 2003 and was honored by the law school for excellence in clinical advocacy. In 2001 she was recognized by San Jose Magazine as one of 20 women "Making a Mark" in Silicon Valley. Nicole currently maintains a privacy and technology blog "Bytes and Pieces".



Stepanie Perrin
Integrity Policy and Risk Management, Integrity Branch, Service Canada (Canada)

Stephanie Perrin is the Director of Integrity Policy and Risk Management, Integrity Branch, Service Canada. She is the former Director of Research and Policy at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, a job she accepted after two years as the Research Coordinator for the Anonymity Project. She was prior to this is a well known consultant in privacy and information policy issues, president of her own company Digital Discretion Inc., providing advice to industry and government in the practical implementation of data protection policies and procedures. She is an active participant in policy discussions involving civil liberties, sat on the board of several domestic and international privacy organizations, and was a Senior Fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Centre in Washington.

She is the former Chief Privacy Officer of Zero-Knowledge, the first CPO in Canada, and has been active in a number of CPO associations, working with those responsible for implementing privacy in their organizations. As CPO at ZeroKnowledge Systems, Stephanie developed policy and management systems to implement privacy objectives within the company, and provided advice and analysis of customer needs and requirements for Zero-Knowledge products and services. Active in domestic and international privacy policy and compliance fora, Stephanie has been involved in privacy issues at the practical, policy and legislative level for many years.

Stephanie was instrumental in developing Canada’s privacy and cryptography policies for over fifteen years. Formerly the Director of Privacy Policy for Industry Canada’s Electronic Commerce Task Force, she led the legislative initiative at Industry Canada that resulted in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, privacy legislation that came into force in 2001 and has set the standard for private sector compliance. She is the principal author of a text on the Act, published by Irwin Law.

From 1991 until 1999 she represented Industry Canada on the Canadian Standards Association’s technical committee on privacy, and was a member of the drafting committee which developed CAN/CSA–Q830-96, the Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information. She was a member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee of ISO which examined the utility of developing a management standard for the protection of personal information in 1997-98. She represented Canada internationally at the OECD Security and Privacy Committee for many years and led Canada’s delegation to the ad hoc working group which developed the OECD Cryptography Policy Guidelines. In 2001 she was the leader of a group of experts who prepared a Report on the utility of standards in implementing the European Directive on data protection.

In the early eighties, Stephanie was one of Canada’s first Freedom of Information and Privacy Officers, and was the first President of the professional association, the Canadian Access and Privacy Association. She has received awards for her work in furthering international work in freedom of information and privacy from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (Pioneer 2001) and the B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (2001).


Deborah Pierce
Attorney at Law and Founder
Privacy Activism (US)

Deborah Pierce is founder and Executive Director of PrivacyActivism. Her work focuses on consumer education campaigns, advocacy, and analysis of privacy issues, with particular emphasis on data flow, data matching, privacy risks associated with data collection, and biometrics. Deborah is currently a member of the University of Washington’s Shidler Center for Law, Commerce and Technology Advisory Committee. She has been on several committees to help find solutions to privacy and security threats, including the Washington State Bar Association’s Access to Justice (a committee formed to develop more detailed guidelines addressing the issue of the technological impact on privacy within the justice system) and the Federal Trade Commission’s advisory panel on online access and security.

In April 2005, Deborah chaired the 15th Annual Computers, Freedom, and Privacy (CFP) conference. CFP is a conference that has played a major role in the public debate on the future of privacy and freedom in the online world and brings together attendees and an audience from government, business, education, and non-profits, as well as from the community of computer professionals, hackers, crackers and engineers who work the code of cyberspace. The themes have been broad and forward-looking. CFP explores what will be. It is the place where the future is mapped. In her previous role as a staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, she worked on issues related to electronic privacy, database information collection and personal identity.


Andrew Puddephatt
Global Partners and Associates (UK)

Andrew Puddephatt is a Director of Global Partners and Associates (GPA). He has worked to promote human rights for twenty years and has specific expertise in programme development and evaluation with a focus upon transparency, the role of media in society, and implementing human rights.

Andrew was Executive Director of ARTICLE 19 from January 1999 to October 2004. He has been an expert member of both the Council of Europe and the Commonwealth Expert working groups on freedom of information and freedom of expression. He is the Vice-Chair of International Media Support; a Danish based NGO that provides emergency support to journalists in conflict areas. He is also a member of the International Steering Committee for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina database, a Norwegian based project that documents the history of censorship in the world and an international Board member of the Open Democracy Centre in South Africa.


 Eleonora Rabinovich
Directora – Area de Libertad de Expresión
Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (Argentina)

Based in Buenos Aires, Eleonora Rabinovich is a lawyer (University of Buenos Aires) and a journalist, and has worked as a reporter, editor and producer for several media for over nine years. She holds an MA in Latin American Studies from New York University (NYU), where she studied in 2004/2005 with a Fulbright grant, and was an intern in the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights at the OAS.


 Darío Ramirez
Project Director in Mexico
Article 19 (Mexico)

Before joining ARTICLE 19, Darío was the Deputy General Director of the Unit for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights at Mexico’s Ministry of Interior. In this post, he helped design and implement the National Human Rights Programme, drafted public policies with a human rights dimension, coordinated government action plans for compliance with human rights standards and facilitated relations with the Inter-American System of Human Rights. Prior to his role at the Ministry of Interior, Darío worked for 5 years at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) within the Regional Office in Mexico (covering El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba and Belize) and in Angola. Darío holds a B.A. in International Relations and an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Amsterdam.


Erica Razook
Legal Advisor – Business & Human Rights Program
Amnesty International (US)

After studying information systems at New York University’s Stern School of Business, Erica worked within Arthur Andersen (and later, Protiviti) as a Technology Risk Consultant where she focused on information privacy and security, largely within the financial services industry. In this role, Erica performed compliance reviews and developed privacy policies and best practices relating to information privacy laws including the Bank Secrecy Act, the USA Patriot Act, the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, Sarbanes Oxley Act, and HIPAA. She also advised international financial services institutions on FDIC guidelines relating to data protection and guided and oversaw their implementation.

Erica studied Information Privacy Law in law school and began working at Amnesty International USA, advising the Business and Human Rights Program on its campaign against Internet censorship, which focuses on the role of companies in aiding repressive governments to abuse the rights to free expression and privacy. She analyzes existing US and international law and proposed legislation to help develop Amnesty’s policy positions in this campaign.

Erica has represented Amnesty at the UN Internet Governance Forum in Athens, Greece, at the US State Department and within a multi-stakeholder initiative of Internet and telecommunications companies, civil liberties and human rights organizations, academic institutions and socially responsible investor groups. She is also a member of the Internet and Technology Law Committee of the New York Women’s Bar Association.


Rodota, Stefano
Professor of Law (Former EU Privacy Commissioner)
University of Rome Law School (Italy)

Stefano Rodota’s Experience: Chairman of the Commission on Genetic Testing and Counselling; Member of the Convention drafting the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2000); Former Member of the HUGO Ethics Committee (1997-2000); Member of the Ethics Committee of the National Research Council; Work in the field of the legal and social effects of scientific innovation (1972-2000); Important work in the field of bioethics (1989-2000); Author of several books and editor of a number of periodicals; Member of the Italian Parliament (1979-1994); Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies (1992); Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (1983-1994); Member of the European Commission’s Group of Advisers on the Ethical Implications of Biotechnology (1994-1997); Member of the European Group on Ethics (since 1998); Chairman of the European Group of Authorities for the Protection of Privacy (1999-2000).


Marc Rotenberg
Executive Director
Electronic Information for Privacy – EPIC (US)

Marc Rotenberg is Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center and has testified before Congress on many issues, including access to information, encryption policy, consumer protection, computer security, and communications privacy. He testified before the 9-11 Commission on "Security and Liberty: Protecting Privacy, Preventing Terrorism." He has served on several national and international advisory panels, including the expert panels on Cryptography Policy and Computer Security for the OECD, the Legal Experts on Cyberspace Law for UNESCO, and the Countering Spam program of the ITU. He currently chairs the ABA Committee on Privacy and Information Protection. He is the former Chair of the Public Interest Registry, which manages the .ORG domain. He is editor of Privacy and Human Rights and The Privacy Law Sourcebook, and co-editor (with Daniel J. Solove and Paul Schwartz) of Information Privacy Law (Aspen Publishing 2007). He is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He served as Counsel to Senator Patrick J. Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee after graduation from law school. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the recipient of several awards including the World Technology Award in Law. A tournament chess player, Marc won the 2007 Washington, DC Chess Championship.


Wendy Seltzer
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Northeastern University School of Law (US)

Wendy is a visiting assistant professor at Northeastern University School of Law, where she teaches IP, cyberlaw, and antitrust.She has taught Internet Law, Copyright, and Information Privacy at Brooklyn Law School and was a Visiting Fellow with the Oxford Internet Institute, teaching a joint course with the Said Business School, Media Strategies for a Networked World. Previously, she was a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property and First Amendment issues, and a litigator with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel in New York. She is a 1999 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1996 graduate of Harvard College.



Peter Yu
Professor of Law / Director
Drake University Law School (US)

Peter K. Yu holds the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and is the founding director of the Intellectual Property Law Center at Drake University Law School. He is a research fellow of the Center for Studies of Intellectual Property Rights at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China and serves as a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law in the summer. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Professor Yu is a leading expert in international intellectual property and communications law. A prolific scholar and an award-winning teacher, he is the author or editor of three books and more than 40 law review articles and book chapters. He has also spoken at events organized by WIPO, ITU, UNCTAD, UNESCO, the Chinese, Hong Kong and U.S. governments and at leading research institutions from around the world. His lectures and presentations have spanned more than fifteen countries on four continents, and he is a frequent commentator in the national and international media. His publications, which have been translated into Chinese, Croatian and Japanese, are available on his website at


Colette Vogele
Attorney at Law
Vogele & Associates (US)

Colette Vogele practices intellectual property law specializing in technology, new media, and the arts. She heads Vogele & Associates ( where she represents numerous bloggers, podcasters, and businesses building Web 2.0 social networks and interactive communities as they navigate the seas of contract and licensing issues, copyright, fair use, trademark and brand management, litigation, and government regulations.

Vogele speaks and writes regularly on issues related to intellectual property and the internet. She also holds a non-residential fellowship at Stanford’s Center for Internet & Society ( where she co-authored the Podcasting Legal Guide (2006) with Creative Commons and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. In January 2007, Vogele launched Rules for the Revolution, an audio podcast offering commentary on the legal questions faced by podcasters, video-bloggers and others engaged in new media innovations. Her writings also include Podcasting for Corporations and Universities: Look Before You Leap (with E. Townsend Gard; Oct. 2006 in the Journal of Internet Law/Aspen Publishers) and contributing authorship for the book Podcast Academy: The Business Book — Launching, Marketing and Measuring Your Podcast (Focal Press/ Elsevier, Inc.).