Brian Rowe is the founder of Freedom for IP & New in IP. He interned at Creative Commons in 2008, working on public domain and noncommercial use in copyright. Brian also worked in Washington D.C. on a Google Public Policy Fellowship, at Public Knowledge on copyright and FCC issues. Brian currently serves on the Washington State Access to Justice Board's Technology Committee, and is an alumnus of Students for Free Culture. Last year Brian wrote a mock trial for the Future of the Law Institute employed by high school students learning about fair use of music and bloggers' rights. Brian also helped plan the Seattle Law of the Commons Seminar.
Brian has a background in information technology. He holds a B.S. in Informatics and B.A. in Political Science, both from University of Washington, and a J.D. from Seattle University. Brian teaches Policy, Law, and Ethics in Information Management at the University of Washington's Information School. Connect with Brian online at http://brianrowe.org or through Twitter or Identi.ca (user name Sarterus).
When not voraciously reading mythology, Neil Gaiman, Nietzsche, or philosophy, Brian enjoys Rodin's sculpture, coffee, industrial music, ancient Egypt, chess, not watching TV, sushi, civil disobedience and Chado (the Japanese tea ceremony).
- B.S. in Informatics, University of Washington
- B.A. in Political Science, University of Washington
- J.D., Seattle University School of Law
- Information Privacy