Jonathan Zittrain

Law professor, Organization founder

1969 –


Who is Jonathan Zittrain?

Jonathan L. Zittrain is an American professor of Internet law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School, a professor of computer science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a faculty co-director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Previously, Zittrain was Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute of the University of Oxford and visiting professor at the New York University School of Law and Stanford Law School. He is the author of The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It as well as co-editor of the books, Access Denied, Access Controlled, and Access Contested.

Zittrain works in several intersections of the Internet with law and policy including intellectual property, censorship and filtering for content control, and computer security. He founded a project at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society that develops classroom tools. He is a co-founder of Chilling Effects, a collaborative archive created to protect lawful online activity from legal threats that was created by Wendy Seltzer.

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Dec 24, 1969
United States of America
  • United States of America
  • Harvard Law School
  • Yale University
  • John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Harvard University
  • Shady Side Academy
  • Harvard University
  • New York University
  • University of Oxford
Lived in
  • Pittsburgh

on July 23, 2013


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