Where are the Women? – Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Advisory Board Edition: 19 men, 2 women.

UPDATE: All of the EFF Fellows appear to be … fellows.

EFF Advisory Board members as of today per EFF website:

Andrew Bridges is a partner in the San Francisco office of Winston & Strawn LLP where he litigates and counsels clients on complex and cutting-edge disputes and risks pertaining to new technologies and the Internet, particularly in the fields of copyright, trademark, trade secret, consumer protection, unfair competition, and media law.

Michael Froomkin is a professor of law at University of Miami School of Law and an expert in Internet law and constitutional law. He maintains a personal site at http://www.discourse.net, and is an editor of http://www.icannwatch.org/.

Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He is active on copyright, privacy, and Internet issues and was a founder of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (cippic.ca). He blogs at michaelgeist.ca.

Paul Grewal is a partner at Day Casebeer and an expert in high tech law. He is admitted to practice before various federal courts, as well as before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Jim Griffin is the CEO of Cherry Lane Digital, a company dedicated to the future of music and entertainment delivery. Griffin also founded the Pho list, where thousands of members meet to discuss digital media.

David Hayes is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Fenwick & West LLP and is an expert on copyright law and digital media. He has served as counsel for a number of precedent-setting software copyright infringement cases, including Apple v. Microsoft and the Napster case.

Bernt Hugenholz

Mitch Kapor is one of EFF’s founders as well as the founder of the Lotus Development Corporation. He is also founder and chair of the Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF). He keeps a website at http://www.kapor.com/.

Mark Lemley is a professor at Stanford Law School and is director of the Stanford Center for Law, Science and Technology. He is the author of several books and has testified before Congress and the FTC on patent, antitrust, and constitutional law matters. He is of counsel at Durie Tangri Lemley Roberts & Kent.

Eben Moglen is Professor of Law at Columbia University, and pro bono General Counsel of the Free Software Foundation. He was a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the US Supreme Court, holds a PhD in legal history, and is the author of many articles and essays about the free software and free culture movements.

Tom Moore has his own small firm, The Moore Law Group, in Palo Alto, California, from which he represents technology-oriented companies and individuals in general commercial, intellectual property and boardroom disputes. Tom has collaborated with the EFF on various projects since January 2000, including defending Andrew Bunner’s right to publish DVD decryption software on his website, defending the rights of online journalists to protect their confidential sources and defending against an attempt by Visa International to monopolize use of the word”visa”in domain names.

Deirdre Mulligan is an Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information. Professor Mulligan’s current research agenda focuses on information privacy and security. She was previously a clinical professor of law and the director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic.

Craig Newmark Craig Newmark is the founder of craigslist.org, a site where people can help each other with everyday needs including housing and jobs. He’s also working with a wide range of groups using the Net to help each other out, like Donorschoose.org, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, Kiva.org and LendforPeace.org (microfinance), and Consumer Reports. Craig is also actively engaged with government workers on multiple levels to use the Net for superior public service, and with Sunlight Foundation for government accountability and transparency. He’s not as funny as he thinks he is, but sometimes can’t help himself.

Michael Page is a partner at Durie Tangri Page Lemley Roberts & Kent LLP. Michael specializes in cutting-edge copyright litigation, representing such clients as Grokster, Troy Augusto, Shepard Fairey, 321 Studios, and others.

Bruce Schneier is a security technologist and author of eight books — including Beyond Fear and Secrets and Lies — and hundreds of articles and academic papers. His influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram,” and his blog “Schneier on Security,” are read by over 250,000 people. Schneier is the Chief Security Technology Officer of BT.

Barbara Simons is on the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. She was a member of the workshop, convened at the request of President Clinton, that produced a report critical of Internet Voting in 2001. She also co-authored the report that led to the cancellation of DoD’s Internet voting project (SERVE) because of security concerns. Simons, a former ACM President, co-chaired the ACM study of statewide databases of registered voters, and she co-authored the League of Women Voters report on election auditing. She is co-authoring a book on voting machines with Doug Jones. Simons is retired from IBM Research.

Daniel J. Solove is a professor of law at the George Washington University Law School. He is the author of several books, including Understanding Privacy (Harvard 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (Yale 2007), The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004), and Information Privacy Law (Aspen 3d ed. 2009) (with Paul M. Schwartz). His work focuses on information privacy law, criminal procedure, national security, law and literature, legal theory, First Amendment, and other topics.

Michael Traynor is a former partner at Cooley Godward, LLP, where he specialized in intellectual property, business and First Amendment litigation. He is also former president of the American Law Institute.

Jim Tyre is an attorney and EFF fellow who has represented free speech interests for more than 30 years. He is a founder of The Censorware Project, which provides public information about censorware products.

Richard R. Wiebe is a San Francisco lawyer with his own public interest practice focusing on free speech, intellectual property, and environmental issues. Rick works regularly with EFF on lawsuits protecting civil liberties in the digitial world, including defending Andrew Bunner’s right to publish DVD decryption software on his website, defending the rights of online journalists to protect their confidential sources, and defending the copyright fair use rights of digital video recorder owners. He has also worked with EFF to expose the weaknesses of electronic voting technology and advocate for a voter-verified paper trail.

Ethan Zuckerman is a senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University where he studies technology adaptation in the developing world. He is co-founder of Global Voices, an international citizen media community focused on free speech and media diversity. He blogs at My Heart’s In Accra.


Eight out of ten members of EFF’s Board of Directors are also male.

Brad Templeton

Chairman of the Board, entrepreneur; technologist


Brad Templeton Brad Templeton, active in the computer network community since 1979, was founder and publisher at ClariNet Communications Corp., the electronic newspaper that was perhaps the earliest dot-com company. Brad participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days, and in 1987 founded and edited rec.humor.funny, for many years the world’s most widely read electronic publication. He was the first employee of Personal Software/Visicorp, the first major microcomputer applications software company. He later founded Looking Glass Software and over the years was author of a dozen packaged microcomputer software products, including VisiPlot for the IBM-PC, various games, popular tools and utilities for Commodore computers, special Pascal and Basic programming environments designed for education (ALICE), an add-in spreadsheet compiler for Lotus 1-2-3 (3-2-1 Blastoff), and various network related software tools. He currently is also on the board of the Foresight Nanotech Institute and BitTorrent, Inc. and is an active artist at Burning Man and photographer. He maintains a blog called Brad Ideas.

John Perry Barlow

Co-Founder, Vice-Chairman of the Board, entrepreneur; writer; lyricist


John Perry Barlow John Perry Barlow is a former Wyoming rancher and Grateful Dead lyricist. A co-founder of EFF, he was the first to apply the term cyberspace to the “place” it presently describes. He has written for a diversity of publications, including Communications of the ACM, Mondo 2000, The New York Times, and Time. He has been on the masthead of Wired magazine since it was founded. His piece on the future of copyright, “The Economy of Ideas,” is taught in many law schools, and his “Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” is posted on thousands of websites. In 1997, he was a Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and has been, since 1998, a Berkman Fellow at the Harvard Law School. John works actively with several consulting groups, including Diamond Technology Partners, Vanguard, and Global Business Network. In 1999, FutureBanker Magazine named him “One of the 25 Most Influential People in Financial Services.” He writes, speaks, and consults on a broad variety of subjects, particularly digital economy.

John Buckman

Boardmember, programmer, entrepreneur, founder of Magnatune.com

John Buckman John Buckman is a programmer, entrepreneur, and leader in the free culture movement. He is the founder of Magnatune.com, an online record label that strives to be fair to both recording artists and consumers alike, and which was recently named as one of the “Top 20 Music Download Sites” by Time Magazine. Considered a solid example of a Creative Commons-backed business model, the Magnatune site provides web-based distribution to over 250 recording artists and features an innovative tool for online music licensing for film, television, and new media. In 2006, John founded Bookmooch.com, an online community for the exchanging of used books. His past accomplishments include having founded email software company Lyris in 1994, which he successfully sold to JL Halsey in 2005. He also created Tile.net, an early web site directory that was purchased by Internet.com in 2001. Buckman was born in London, and raised in Paris. He currently divides his time between London and the Bay Area. He is married to musician Jan Hanford Buckman, who runs the JS Bach home page, as well as several other web sites.

Lorrie Faith Cranor

Boardmember, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University


Lorrie Cranor Lorrie Faith Cranor is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and the department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She is director of the CMU Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS). She has authored over 80 research papers on online privacy, phishing and semantic attacks, spam, electronic voting, anonymous publishing, usable access control, and other topics. She has played a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community, having co-edited the seminal book Security and Usability (O’Reilly 2005) and founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). She also chaired the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) Specification Working Group at the W3C and authored the book Web Privacy with P3P (O’Reilly 2002). She has served on a number of advisory boards, including the FTC Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security, and on the editorial boards of several journals. She has testified as an expert in lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Internet “harmful to minors” laws. In 2003 she was named one of the top 100 innovators 35 or younger by Technology Review magazine. She was previously a researcher at AT&T-Labs Research and taught in the Stern School of Business at New York University.

David Farber

Boardmember, Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University


David Farber David Farber is Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University holding secondary appointments in the Heinz School of Public Policy and the Engineering Public Policy Group. In 2003, he retired as the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunication Systems at the University of Pennsylvania where he held appointments as Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Wharton School of Business and as a Faculty Associate of the Annenberg School of Communications. In 2000, he was appointed to be Chief Technologist at the US Federal Communications Commission while on leave from UPenn for one year ending in early June 2001. While at UPenn, he co-directed The Penn Initiative on Markets, Technology and Policy. He was also Director of the Distributed Systems Laboratory – DSL where he managed leading edge research in Ultra High Speed Networking. He is a Visiting Professor of the Center for Global Communications of Japan — Glocom of the International University of Japan, a Member of the Markle Foundation Taskforce on National Security, and a Member of the Advisory Boards of both the Center for Democracy and Technology and EPIC. He is a Fellow of both the ACM and the IEEE and was the recipient of the 1995 ACM Sigcomm Award for life long contributions to the computer communications field. He was awarded in 1997 the prestigious John Scott Award for Contributions to Humanity.

Ed Felten

Boardmember, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs Director, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University


Ed Felten Edward W. Felten is a Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and is the founding Director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy. His research interests include computer security and privacy, especially relating to media and consumer products; and technology law and policy. He has published about eighty papers in the research literature, and two books. His research on topics such as web security, copyright and copy protection, and electronic voting has been covered extensively in the popular press. His weblog, at freedom-to-tinker.com, is widely read for its commentary on technology, law, and policy.

He was the lead computer science expert witness for the Department of Justice in the Microsoft antitrust case, and he has testified in other important lawsuits. He has testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on digital television technology and regulation, and before the House Administration Committee on electronic voting. In 2004, Scientific American magazine named him to its list of fifty worldwide science and technology leaders.

John Gilmore

Co-Founder, Board Member, entrepreneur; technologist


John Gilmore John Gilmore is an entrepreneur and civil libertarian. He was an early employee of Sun Microsystems, early open source author, and co-created Cygnus Solutions, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Cypherpunks, the DES Cracker, and the Internet’s “alt” newsgroups. He’s spent 30 years doing programming, hardware and software design, management, philosophy, philanthropy, and investment. Along with being a board member of EFF, he is also on the Board of the Usenix Association, CodeWeavers, and ReQuest. He’s trying to get people to think more about the society they are building. His advocacy on drug policy aims to reduce the immense harm caused by current attempts to control the mental states of free citizens. His advocacy on encryption policy aims to improve public understanding of this fundamental technology for privacy and accountability in open societies.

Brewster Kahle

Boardmember, entrepreneur; technologist


Brewster Kahle Brewster Kahle, director and co-founder of the Internet Archive, has been working to provide universal access to all human knowledge for more than fifteen years.

Since the mid-1980s, Kahle has focused on developing transformational technologies for information discovery and digital libraries. In 1989 Kahle invented the Internet’s first publishing system, WAIS (Wide Area Information Server) system and in 1989, founded WAIS Inc., a pioneering electronic publishing company that was sold to America Online in 1995. In 1996, Kahle founded the Internet Archive, the largest publicly accessible, privately funded digital archive in the world. At the same time, he co-founded Alexa Internet in April 1996, which was sold to Amazon.com in 1999. Alexa’s services are bundled into more than 80% of Web browsers.

Kahle earned a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1982. As a student, he studied artificial intelligence with Marvin Minsky and W. Daniel Hillis. In 1983, Kahle helped start Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker, serving there as lead engineer for six years. He is profiled in Digerati: Encounters with the Cyber Elite (HardWired, 1996). He was selected as a member of the Upside 100 in 1997, Micro Times 100 in 1996 and 1997, and Computer Week 100 in 1995.

Joe Kraus



Joe Kraus Joe Kraus is co-founder and CEO of JotSpot, the first application-wiki company. A long time entrepreneur, Joe has been involved with early-stage technology development and starting companies for more than twelve years. Upon graduation from Stanford University in 1993, he joined with five engineering friends to found the highly successful Internet company, Excite, Inc. The original president of Excite, Joe was deeply involved in product strategy, direction and vision as the company grew. He also held senior operational roles in business development, international development and content.

After leaving Excite@Home in 2000, Joe was a co-founder of Digitalconsumer.org, a non-profit grassroots consumer organization with more than 50,000 members dedicated to protecting consumers fair-use rights to digital media. Joe, along with other co-founder Graham Spencer, continues to work on these important issues. In addition to his non-profit focus, he has also spent many years as an angel investor, working with numerous early-stage technology companies.

Pamela Samuelson

Boardmember, Professor of Law and Information Management, and Co-Director, Center for Law and Technology, University of California at Berkeley


Pamela Samuelson Pamela Samuelson is a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley with a joint appointment in the School of Information Management and Systems and the School of Law, where she is Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Her principal area of expertise is intellectual property law, and she has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies pose for traditional legal regimes. In 1997, she was named a Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and has also been a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery. In 1998, the National Law Journal named her as one of the 50 most outstanding women lawyers in the U.S. She is a member of the American Law Institute and of the Board of Directors for the Northern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. As a Contributing Editor of the computing professionals’ journal, Communications of the ACM, Pam writes a regular “Legally Speaking” column. A 1976 graduate of Yale Law School, she practiced law as an associate with the New York law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher before turning to more academic pursuits. From 1981 through June 1996, she was a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Law School, from which she visited at Columbia, Cornell, and Emory Law Schools.

–Ann Bartow

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