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23rd Chaos Communication Congress
Who can you trust?

Peter Eckersley

Peter Eckersley is a Staff Technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Peter Eckersley is a Staff Technologist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He explains gadgets to lawyers, and lawyers to gadgets. Peter is currently putting the finishing touches to a PhD on digital copyright policy with the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia and the computer science department at the University of Melbourne. His doctoral research focused on the practicality and desirability of using "virtual market" public funding systems to legalize P2P file sharing and similar distribution tools while still paying authors and artists for their work. Other research interests include the design of interesting copyleft licenses, the ethical analysis of copyright piracy, and the design of privacy-protecting network tools.