James Boyle: James Boyle is the William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke University. He is also a co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke. Professor Boyle has also taught at Yale, Harvard, American University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of Shamans, Software and Spleens: Law and Construction of the Information Society and The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind. Additionally, Prof. Boyle was one of the original board members of Creative Commons and a co-founder of Science Commons.
Harry Cleaver: Harry Cleaver received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. Prof. Cleaver teaches a number of courses including Macroeconomics, Marxist Economics, and The Political Economy of International Crises. He is also the author of the well-known book Reading Capital Politically and has been actively involved in the Zapatista movement in Chiapas, Mexico.
Paul Goldstein: Paul Goldstein received his law degree from Columbia University and is currently the Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford University where he has taught since 1975. Prof. Goldstein is an internationally recognized expert on intellectual property and the author of an influential four-volume treatise on U.S. copyright law and numerous casebooks on intellectual property and international intellectual property. In addition, Prof. Goldstein authored Copyright’s Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox, a widely acclaimed book on the history and direction of copyright law.
Adrian Johns: Adrian Johns received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University and is currently the Allan Grant Maclear Professor of History at the University of Chicago. Prof. Johns is also the chair of the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science at University of Chicago. He has published several books on the history of intellectual property and piracy including Death of a Pirate: British Radio and the Making of the Information Age and Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates.
Siva Vaidhyanathan: Siva Vaidhyanathan received his Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Prof. Vaidhyanathan is the author of the book Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity as well as the blog The Googlization of Everything. He currently is a cultural historian and media scholar at the University of Virginia. Siva has taught at Wesleyan University, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Columbia University, and New York University. He is also a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities and the Institute for the Future of the Book.