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2004 World Technology Awards Winners & Finalists

Pamela Samuelson

Please describe the work that you are doing that you consider to be the most innovative and of the greatest likely long-term significance.

For twenty years I have been serving as a bridge between the information technology community and the legal and policy community with the goal of promoting better informed and appropriate laws and policies to regulate information technologies. Most recently, I organized a conference on the law & technology of digital rights management which raised awareness both about the technical challenges of DRM and about the policy implications of DRM. Audio and video of the program, along with slides and other resources about DRM, are available at www.law.berkeley.edu/institutes/bclt/drm/

Brief Biography

Pamela Samuelson is a 1976 graduate of Yale Law School. She was a litigation associate at the New York City law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher until 1981. She taught at the University of Pittsburgh Law School from 1981-1996. She has been a Professor of Information Management and of Law at the University of California at Berkeley since 1996 where she teaches courses on intellectual property, cyberlaw, and information law & policy. She is a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and an Adviser to the Samuelson High Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic at Boalt Hall School of Law. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, and the Open Source Application Foundation. In June 2002 she was named an Honorary Professor of the University of Amsterdam.