"Mike is a tenacious defender of First Amendment rights, and he knows the constitutional issues involved better than almost anybody. His online discussion style is such that everybody who tangles with him is careful before they dive in. He takes every aspect of every sentence that somebody has written and provides the refutation in detail." -THE JUDGE (David R. Johnson
MiKE GODWIN served as the first Staff Counsel for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he informed users of electronic networks about their legal rights and responsibilities, instructed criminal lawyers and law-enforcement personnel about computer civil-liberties issues, and conducted seminars about civil liberties in electronic communication for a wide range of groups.
has published articles for print and electronic publications on topics
such as electronicsearches and seizures, the First Amendment & electronic
publications, and the application of international law to computer
communications. In 1991-92, Godwin chaired a committee of the Massachusetts
Computer Crime Commission, where he supervised the drafting of recommendations
to Governor Weld for the development of computer-crime statutes.
he has been a senior policy fellow at the Center for Democracy
and Technology, and he now serves as senior technology counsel for
Knowledge, and is a contributing editor at Reason.
Further Reading: "The Defender" in Digerati
Beyond Edge: "Meme, Counter-meme" in Wired (Godwin on Godwin's Law)