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As a fellow with the Open Technology Institute and the Media Policy Initiative, Wendy Seltzer applies her legal background to questions related to international information policy. Ms. Seltzer is also a fellow with the University of Colorado's Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship in Boulder and a fellow with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where she founded and leads the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, helping Internet users to understand their rights in response to cease-and-desist threats. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Tor Project, promoting privacy and anonymity research, education, and technology; and the World Wide Web Foundation, U.S., dedicated to advancing the web and empowering people by improving Web science, standards, and generative accessibility of Web. She seeks to improve technology policy in support of user-driven innovation.
Ms. Seltzer has taught Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Antitrust, Copyright, and Information Privacy at American University Washington College of Law, Northeastern Law School, and Brooklyn Law School and was a visiting fellow with the Oxford Internet Institute, teaching a joint course with the Said Business School: Media Strategies for a Networked World. Previously, she was a staff attorney with online civil liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property and First Amendment issues, and a litigator with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.
She has an A.B. from Harvard College and J.D. from Harvard Law School, and occasionally takes a break from legal code to program (Perl and MythTV).