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* Nelson Pavlosky
* Nelson Pavlosky
* Gavin Baker
* Gavin Baker
* Abhay Kumar (alumnus, New York University)
* Abhay Kumar (alumnus, [http://www.nyu.edu/  New York University])
* Stephen Compall (University of Evansville)
* Stephen Compall ([http://www.evansville.edu/ University of Evansville])
* Elizabeth Stark (Harvard University Law School)
* Elizabeth Stark ([http://www.law.harvard.edu/ Harvard University Law School])
* Benjamin Li (University of Miami)
* Benjamin Li ([http://www.miami.edu/ University of Miami])
* Fred Benenson (New York University)
* Fred Benenson (New York University)
* Asheesh Laroia (Johns Hopkins University)
* Asheesh Laroia ([http://www.jhu.edu/ Johns Hopkins University])
* Aphid Stern (University of California - Santa Cruz)
* Aphid Stern ([http://www.ucsc.edu/ University of California, Santa Cruz])

Revision as of 23:25, 28 June 2005

FreeCulture.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating student involvement in the free culture movement. Launched in April 2004 at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pa., FreeCulture.org has helped establish student groups at colleges and universities across the United States. Today, Free Culture groups exist at nine colleges, from Maine to California, with more getting started around the world.

FreeCulture.org was founded by two Swarthmore students after they sued voting-machine manufacturer Diebold in 2003 for abusing copyright law. Named after the book Free Culture by Stanford University law professor Lawrence Lessig, FreeCulture.org is part of a growing movement, with roots in the free software / open source community, media activists, creative artists and writers, and civil libertarians.

FreeCulture.org is non-partisan and run by the volunteer efforts of students themselves. Groups with which FreeCulture.org has collaborated include the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, Creative Commons, and Downhill Battle.

FreeCulture.org has four major functions:

  • Creating and providing resources for student groups and others
  • Outreach to students and others
  • Networking with other organizations and companies
  • Issue advocacy on behalf of our students

FreeCulture.org incorporated in May 2005 and is currently in the midst of an organizational overhaul. For more information, see the FAQ.

Interim Board of Directors

Steering Committee