Jonathan L. Zittrain

Professor of Law, HLS: Member of Faculty, HKS
Harvard Kennedy School
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Jonathan Zittrain


Jonathan Zittrain is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School, the co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society and is on the board of advisors for Scientific American. Previously he was Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University. His research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education. He performed the first large-scale tests of Internet filtering in China and Saudi Arabia in 2002, and now as part of the OpenNet Initiative he has co-edited a study of Internet filtering by national governments, "Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering." His book, The Future of the Internet -- And How to Stop It, was released in 2008 from Yale University Press and Penguin UK -- and under a Creative Commons license. Papers may be found at .

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