John Perry Barlow is a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Since May 1998, he has been a fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, following a term as a fellow with the Institute of Politics at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has written for numerous publications, including Communications of the ACM, the New York Times, Time, and Wired magazine. His “Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” is posted on thousands of websites.
Tom W. Bell is a professor of law at Chapman University and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. Formerly director of telecommunications and technology studies at Cato, he is an expert on such topics as telecommunications deregulation, Internet law, intellectual property, and public policy for the high-tech sector. He has written for numerous publications, including the University of Chicago Law Review, Wired, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Reason, Michigan Law Review, Bridge News Services, and others.
Robert Beyers is an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in Palo Alto, California, where he advises clients in the semiconductor, computer, telecommunications, and financial services industries on intellectual property strategy.
Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, serving on two subcommittees—Telecommunications and the Internet; and Energy and Air Quality, of which