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David Post is a founder editor of  He is also an Associate Professor of Law at Temple University Law School, where he teaches intellectual property law and the law of cyberspace. He is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Cyberspace Law Institute. After a number of years as a physical anthropologist, studying the feeding behavior of yellow baboons in Kenya's Amboseli National Park, and teaching in the Anthropology Department of Columbia University (1976-1981), he attended Georgetown Law Center, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1986. After clerking with then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, he spent 6 years at the Washington D.C. law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, practicing in the areas of intellectual property law and high technology commercial transactions. He then clerked again for Justice Ginsburg during her first term at the Supreme Court of the United States.

He has published numerous scholarly articles on the law of cyberspace that have appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the Journal of Online Law, the University of Chicago Legal Forum, the Chicago-Kent Law Review, the Computer Law Reporter, and the Wayne Law Review.  He writes a bi-monthly column ("Plugging In") on law and technology for the American Lawyer, and he has appeared as a commentator on the law of the Internet on such programs as the Lehrer News Hour, Morning Edition, PBS' "Life on the Internet" series, All Things Considered, and Court TV's Supreme Court Preview. During 1996-1997 he conducted, along with two colleagues (Professors Larry Lessig and Eugene Volokh) the first Internet-wide e-mail course on "Cyberspace Law for Non-Lawyers," which attracted over 20,000 subscribers. He also plays guitar, piano, banjo, and harmonica in the band "Bad Dog." Click here for more information about David Post's research and writings.


Jonathan Weinberg is a professor of law at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he's taught since 1988.  Before coming to Wayne, he clerked for then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, studied Japanese communications law as a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo, and was an associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Shea & Gardner.  He's also been a scholar in residence at the Federal Communications Commission, a visiting scholar at Cardozo Law School's Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society, and a professor in residence at the Justice Department.  He was co-chair of ICANN's Working Group C on new generic top-level domains.  Here's some stuff he's written.

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A. Michael Froomkin is a founder editor of  He is also a Professor at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, specializing in Internet Law and Administrative Law.  He is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London and serves on the Advisory Boards of the BNA Electronic Information Policy & Law Report He's also member of the Editorial Board of Information, and Communication & Society.  In 1999 he served as a member of the "Panel of Experts" of the World Intellectual Property Institute's Internet Domain Name Process.  He is also a director of, an Internet startup and He writes primarily about the electronic commerce, electronic cash, privacy, Internet governance, the regulation of cryptography, and U.S. constitutional law.  You can find most of his articles here.

Before entering teaching, he practiced international arbitration law in the London office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.  He clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, and Chief Judge John F. Grady of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. His J.D ('87) is from Yale Law School, where he served as Articles Editor of both the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law.  He has an M.Phil in History of International Relations from Cambridge University in England, which he obtained while on a Mellon Fellowship.  His B.A. from Yale was in Economics and History, summa cum laude, phi beta kappa with Distinction in History.


Dr. Milton Mueller is an Associate Professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, where he directs the School's Graduate Program in Telecommunications and Network Management. Since 1982 he has conducted research on the political economy of telecommunications and information, including topics such as monopoly and competition in communication industries, Internet trademarks and domain names, radio frequency allocation, and telecommunication industry reform in the U.S., New Zealand, China, and Hong Kong. Mueller received the Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.

Dr. Mueller's most recent book, Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace, is the authoritative account of the DNS Wars. His other major book is Universal Service: Competition, Interconnection, and Monopoly in the Making of the American Telephone System (MIT Press, 1997). At Syracuse, Mueller founded and directs the Convergence Center, which provides opportunities for students to explore the impact of digital convergence on market structure. He is a Senior Associate of the University's Global Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and sits on the Editorial Board of Telecommunications Policy and Info: the Journal of Policy, Regulation and Strategy for Telecommunications, Information and Media.


Ted Byfield was named 2002 Journalism Fellow by the Design Trust for Public Space for Reconstruction Report, a public information project to enhance understanding of the procedures and issues involved in the redevelopment of the former World Trade Center site. The project also receives generous support from the New School University and the United Nations University.

He has co-moderated the Nettime mailing list since early 1998 and has co-edited two volumes of its "proceedings," README! (Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 1999) and NKPVI (Venice: MGLC, 2001). His "mercurial" writings have appeared in a few languages in an "eclectic mix" of journals, and he has spoken various subjects in the U.S. and Europe. He is on the faculty of the Parsons School of Design, a division of the New School University, and works as a consultant and/or advisor for various organizations, most of them noncommercial. He worked for about a decade as a freelance nonfiction editor with an emphasis on cultural, intellectual, and technological history.


David J. Farber is a founder editor of ICANNWatch, but has not been active lately.  He describes himself like this:

I am a faculty member of the Computer and Information Science Department and of the Electrical Engineering the University of Pennsylvania. I also teach in our new Telecommunications and Networking MS program and am on the Faculty Council of the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management of the Wharton School.

At UPenn, I am Director of the Distributed Computer Laboratory -- DSLwhere, with Prof. Jon Smith, we manage leading edge research in High Speed Networking. Research papers of the DSL are available in its electronic library,

Some of my early academic research work was focused at creating the worlds first operational Distributed Computer System -- DCS while I was with the ICS Department at the University of California at Irvine. After that, I was with the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Delaware, I helped conceive and organize CSNet, NSFNet and the NREN.

I had graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1956 and then started a eleven year career at Bell Laboratories where I helped design the first electronic switching system - the ESS as well as helping to design the programming language SNOBOL.. I then went west to The Rand Corporation and to Scientific data Systems prior to joining academia. At both Bell Labs and Rand, I had the privilege, at a young age, of working with and learning from giants in our field. Truly I can say (as have others) that I have done good things because I stood on the shoulders of those giants. In particular, I owe much to Dr. Richard Hamming, Paul Baran and George Mealy.

I am on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation -- the EFF and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society -- the ISOC. I am also a Fellow of the Center for Global Communications of Japan -- Glocom and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Democracy and Technology - CDT. I have just completed 10 years of service on the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board -- CSTB. I am a Fellow of the IEEE and was the recipient of the 1995 Sigcomm Award for life long contributions to the computer communications field.

I am also on the Boardof Directors of the Democrats Online.

My industrial experiences are extensive, Just as I entered the academic world, I co-founded Caine, Farber & Gordon Inc. (CFG Inc.) which became one of the leading suppliers of software design methodology. I am also on a number of industrial advisory boards.

One of my hobbies and one of my current contributions to the networking community is the Interesting People mailing list. An archive is kept of past and current messages. You can apply for membership by emailing me and labeling the message as about joining the list (see Wired Magazine Sept 1996).