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Diane CabellDiane Cabell is currently a Visiting Academic at Oxford University's Internet Institute and eRearch Centre. She is researching UK legal barriers to open sharing of biodata. She is also Board Secretary and Corporate Counsel at Creative Commons, a WIPO domain dispute panelist, and the founder of the Berkman Center's Clinical Program in Cyberlaw.
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Michael CarrollMichael Carroll is a Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law. He is a founding member of Creative Commons, and is recognized as a leading advocate for open access to scholarly research. He serves on the National Research Council's Board on Research Data and Information, is an Academic Fellow of the Center for Democracy and Technology and is a member of the Advisory Board to Public Knowledge. Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Carroll practiced law at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C. and served as a law clerk to Judge Judith W. Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Judge Joyce Hens Green, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He received his A.B. (Anthropology), with general honors, from the University of Chicago and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.
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Catherine CasserlyCatherine M. Casserly is CEO of Creative Commons. Cathy’s career is dedicated to openness, and particularly to leveraging possibilities at the boundaries of formal and informal learning to equalize educational opportunity. She was an early architect and advocate of open educational resources (OER) and served as the Director of the OER Initiative at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and as a Senior Partner and the Vice President of Innovation and Open Networks at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Cathy has been instrumental in supporting many young organizations and currently sits on the Startl and Peer-2-Peer University boards, and serves on the advisory committee for MIT OpenCourseWare and the University of the People.
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Giorgos Cheliotis Giorgos Cheliotis is an Assistant Professor of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore and the Public Lead of Creative Commons Singapore. Previously, Giorgos was a visiting researcher with Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a visiting assistant professor at the School of Information Systems of Singapore Management University, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Switzerland, and a post-doctoral researcher with IBM Research at the Zurich Research Laboratory, where he also worked as a doctoral student, earning a PhD in Telecommunications and Information Systems from his home institution, the National Technical University of Athens. His research and teaching focuses on the analysis of socioeconomic and policy issues brought forth by communications technology and the formation of online social networks. He is the founder of the Free Culture Research Conference, the Chief Editor of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy, a fellow of the Center for Asia Pacific Technology Law and Policy at Nanyang Technological University, and a member of the Community of IT Experts instituted by the Singapore Internet Research Center. Giorgos has consulted for many global and regional business leaders, governments, technology startups and NGOs, and is a frequent speaker on new media trends, while his work has been featured in numerous academic publications and in the media.
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Tyng-Ruey ChuangTyng-Ruey Chuang is an associate research fellow at the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, in Taipei, Taiwan. His research interests include programming languages, Web technologies, geo-spatial informatics, and Internet and society. He also teaches at the National Taiwan University as an associate professor. He was a board member of the Taiwan Association for Human Rights for many years, focusing on personal data protection. He once served as the chair of Software Liberty Association Taiwan, and is a self-claimed "informed observer" of the free software scenes in Taiwan. Since 2003, he has been the public lead of Creative Commons Taiwan.
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Sir John DanielSir John Daniel spent 17 years as a university president in Canada (Laurentian University) and the UK (Open University) before joining UNESCO as Assistant Director-General for Education in 2001 and becoming President of the Commonwealth of Learning in 2004. He has been closely involved in the development of open and distance learning nearly 40 years. Best known among his 300 publications are his books Mega-Universities and Knowledge Media: Technology Strategies for Higher Education and Mega-Schools, Technology and Teachers: Achieving Education for All. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1994 he has received 30 honorary doctorates from universities in 17 countries.
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Leonhard DobuschLeonhard Dobusch is postdoctoral researcher at Department of Management at Freie Universitaet Berlin and currently visiting scholar at the Social Science Research Center Berlin, working on a project on "The Digital Public Domain". He has done research on mobilization processes in the realm of copyright regulation and on the relationships between organizations and communities in the cases of Creative Commons and Wikimedia. In 2010 he was member of the organizing team of the Free Culture Research Conference (http://wikis.fu-berlin.de/display/fcrc/) hosted at Freie Universitaet Berlin.
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Anne Fitzgerald
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Melissa HagemannMelissa Hagemann is a Senior Program Manager within the Open Society Foundations’ Information Program. In this capacity, she oversees the foundations work on Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Open Science and Open Access to Law initiatives. In 2001, on behalf of OSF, Melissa organized the meeting which led to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, which first defined Open Access. Likewise, in 2007, she co-organized the meeting which led to the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, which first called for public access to publicly funded educational materials. Melissa is a member of the advisory board of the Wikimedia Foundation, and has served on the Member of Experts' Group of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Library Initiative. She was profiled as a SPARC Innovator in December 2006 for her work in the Open Access movement.
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Silke HelfrichSilke Helfrich, Jena, Germany, has studied romance languages and pedagogy at the Karl-Marx-University in Leipzig. Since mid of the 1990s activities in the field of development politics, from 1996 to 1998 head of Heinrich Böll Foundation Thuringia and from 1999 to 2007 head of the regional office of Heinrich Böll Foundation in San Salvador and Mexico City focusing on globalisation, gender and human rights. She is running the german-speaking CommonsBlog at http://commonsblog.de and is founding member of the Commons Strategies Group. Silke Helfrich is a frequent speaker at international commons conferences, is co-author and editor of "To whom does the world belong? The rediscovery of the commons" (in German and Spanish, oekom 2009) and is currently working on a Monograph on the Commons (Movement) to be published in Spring 2012 in German and English. more: http://p2pfoundation.net/Silke_Helfrich
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Eman Jaradat
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Maximillian Kaizen
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Primah KwagalaPrimah Kwagala is a lawyer and the research and development officer at the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development in Uganda. She is apart of the Creative commons affiliate team in Uganda that is working on CC innitiatives like the development of a license to enable access to knowledge and Education materials for all Students in Uganda.
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Lawrence LessigLawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. Lessig serves on the Board of Creative Commons, MAPLight, Brave New Film Foundation, The American Academy, Berlin, AXA Research Fund and iCommons.org, and on the the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Association, and has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, Fastcase 50 Award and being named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries.
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Mike LinksvayerMike Linksvayer has worked at Creative Commons since 2003 and has served as CTO and most recently Vice President.
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Federico MorandoFederico is an economist, with multidisciplinary research interests focused on the intersection between law, economics and technology. He is managing director at the NEXA Center for Internet and Society, the Italian Creative Commons affiliate institution.
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Tal Niv
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Soohyun Pae
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Louisa Rizmanova
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Aurelia J. SchultzAurelia J. Schultz is counsel and the Africa Regional Manager at Creative Commons. She works closely with the legal and international teams.
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Christian VillumPublic Lead of CC Denmark and an independent and self-employed bootstrapper within media, arts, web, open culture and technology, who spends his time developing a myriad of different projects. Christian is the co-founder and co-executive director of Platform4, an non-profit art- and technology venue/co-working space in Aalborg, Denmark (platform4.dk). He also works as an agent for the Shareplay crossmedia project (shareplay.dk) and runs his own maverick electronic music and video recording label Urlyd/Uhrlaut (urlyd.com). Additionally, he is the founder of FormuLab (formulab.dk) as well as an active member of the Hal9k-hackerspace (hal9k.dk).
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Svetlana Vorozhbit
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Kat Walsh
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Chunyan Wang
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Brian WeslowskiBrian Wesolowski is the Deputy Communications Director for Qatar's Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR), which is the government body tasked with regulating Qatar's telecommunications market and setting the ICT agenda for the country. He is also the community lead for Creative Commons Qatar.
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Naeema ZarifAfter spending 8 years in advertising, Naeema took a leap into social enterprises offering expertise on conceptualization, and producing both off-line and on-line integrated media initiatives, including print, web, audio, and film. She is an enthusiastic supporter of open culture and Creative Commons, speaking frequently on behalf of the Lebanese creative commons community,also contributing visual and strategic thinking skills to many advocacy projects around the MENA region including Geekfest and Twestival. For more about Naeema : http://about.me/naeemazarif
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Jay YoonJay Yoon is the project lead of CC Korea and also serving as a Judge in the Incheon District Court.
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