Digital Universe Adds Leading Internet Expert Lawrence Lessig to Board of Advisors

Prof. Lawrence Lessig Appointment Underscores Digital Universe Commitment

to Bring Together Renowned Experts Across Disciplines

Mar 14, 2006, 00:00 ET from Digital Universe Foundation

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Digital Universe
 Foundation today announced that Stanford University Professor Lawrence Lessig,
 founder and chairman of the Creative Commons and a board member of the
 Electronic Frontier Foundation, has joined its Board of Advisors.
     The Digital Universe Board of Advisors consists of scholars, experts and
 leaders in Internet technology. Its function is to advise the Board of
 Directors of the Digital Universe Foundation.
     "Prof. Lessig is a key addition to the Digital Universe Advisory Board,"
 said Dr. Bernard Haisch, president of the Digital Universe Foundation. "His
 expertise in the areas of Internet copyright and creative commons will be a
 powerful asset in fulfilling our goal of creating the world's most authentic,
 accurate and freely available source of information on the Internet."
     Lessig is currently Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of
 the university's Center for Internet and Society. Prior to joining the
 Stanford faculty, he was the Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School
 and a Professor at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard
 Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the
 United States Supreme Court.
     During Lessig's distinguished career, he has received numerous awards,
 including the Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, and was named one of
 Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries for arguing "against interpretations
 of copyright that could stifle innovation and discourse online." He is also
 the author of Free Culture (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001) and Code and
 Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999). He chairs the Creative Commons project and
 serves on the board of the Free Software Foundation, the Electronic Frontier
 Foundation and the Public Library of Science and Public Knowledge.
     About Digital Universe
     The Digital Universe mission is to create the framework for the most
 reliable, comprehensive and free online information resource on the Internet.
 The Digital Universe is a participatory global project, involving researchers,
 scholars, educators and the public. The Digital Universe is 100% free of
 advertising revenue and influence from advertisers. The project was inspired
 by the "Encyclopedia Galactica" envisioned by Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan.
 Digital Universe activities are the responsibility of the non-profit Digital
 Universe Foundation. For more information, visit
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