Barlow John Perry

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1947 –
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He lives and works in Pinedale, Wyoming and in New York City. He is a writer, lecturer and consultant. He is a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In 1990, he and Mitchell Kapor founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), of which he continues to serve as Vice Chairman. EFF is an organization which promotes freedom of expression in digital media, as well as meditating a variety of social and legal issues arising between the existing governments of the physical world and the emerging governance systems of "Cyberspace", the global electronic social space which was not considered to be a "place" until he named it in 1990, originating the contemporary usage of William Gibson's science fiction term. The fields of his interest are computer security, electronic cash, commerce and community, cryptography, privacy and digitized intellectual goods. He has been a regular contributor to Wired magazine since its first issue. He wrote the widely distributed 'Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace' (published online, February 8, 1996) 'The Economy of Ideas' regarded by some to be a seminal work on the future of copyright. As a consequence of these and other essays, he has been occasionally referred to as the "Thomas Jefferson of Cyberspace." (2011)
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