Wendy Seltzer

Wendy Seltzer is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. She founded and leads the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, and speaks frequently on copyright, trademark, open source, and the public interest online.

Profile

Wendy Seltzer is a Visiting Fellow with the Oxford Internet Institute. As a Fellow with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Wendy founded and leads the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, helping Internet users to understand their rights in response to cease-and-desist threats. She has taught at Brooklyn Law School and served as a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in intellectual property and First Amendment issues. In the fall, she will be teaching at Northeastern University School of Law.

Wendy speaks frequently on copyright, trademark, open source, and the public interest online. She has an A.B. from Harvard College and J.D. from Harvard Law School, and occasionally takes a break from legal code to program (Perl).

Research interests

copyright, free speech, free and open-source software, user innovation

Positions held at the OII

  • Visiting Fellow, April - July 2007

Publications

Articles

Chapters

  • Seltzer, W. (2005) Why Open Source Needs Copyright Politics. In: C.DiBona, M.Stone and D.Cooper (eds) Open Sources 2.0: The Continuing Evolution.

Working papers

  • von Lohmann, F. and Seltzer, W. (2006) Death by DMCA. IEEE Spectrum, June 2006.