Eben Moglen:Snowden & the future

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Eben Moglen is a professor of law and legal history at Columbia  =

University, and is the founder, Director-Counsel and Chairman of Softwar=
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Freedom Law Center, whose client list includes numerous pro bono clients=
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such as the Free Software Foundation.

Prof. Eben Moglen's first lecture on the implications of Edward Snowden'=
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revelations. What he has given us and what we need to do now if we want =
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life in a free society in the future
http://snowdenandthefuture.info/index.html


Moglen started out as a computer programming language designer[1] and th=
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received his bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College in 1980, where he=
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won the Hicks Prize for Literary Criticism. In 1985, he received a Maste=
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of Philosophy in history and a JD from Yale University. He has held  =

visiting appointments at Harvard University, Tel Aviv University and the=
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University of Virginia since 1987.

He was a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall (1986=E2=80=9387 term). =
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the faculty of Columbia Law School in 1987, and was admitted to the New =
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York bar in 1988.[2] He received a Ph.D. in history from Yale University=
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in 1993. Moglen serves as a director of the Public Patent Foundation.

Moglen was part of Philip Zimmermann's defense team, when Zimmermann was=
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being investigated over the export of Pretty Good Privacy, a public key =
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encryption system, under US export laws.[3]

In 2003 he received the EFF Pioneer Award. In February 2005, he founded =
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the Software Freedom Law Center.

Moglen is closely involved with the Free Software Foundation, serving as=
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general counsel since 1994 and board member from 2000 to 2007. As counse=
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Moglen was charged with enforcing the GNU General Public License (GPL) o=
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behalf of the FSF,[4] and later became heavily involved with drafting  =

version 3 of the GPL. On April 23, 2007 he announced in a blog post that=
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he would be stepping down from the board of directors of the Free Softwa=
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Foundation. Moglen stated that after the GPLv3 Discussion Draft 3 had be=
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released, he wanted to devote more time to writing, teaching, and the  =

Software Freedom Law Center.[5]



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