Lawrence Lawyer and activist Lawrence Lessig spent a decade arguing for sensible intellectual property law, updated for the digital age. He was a founding board member of Creative Commons, an organization that builds better copyright practices through principles established first by the open-source software community.
He is the professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He is also a founder of Rootstrikers, a network of activists who are leading the fight against government corruption. Lessig authored numerous books which including Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress - and a Plan to Stop It, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, Free Culture and Remix.
Lessig also serves on the Boards of AXA Research Fund and iCommons.org, and on the Advisory Boards of the Sunlight Foundation, the Better Future Project, and Democracy Café. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Association, and has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation’s Freedom Award, Fastcase 50 Award and being named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries.