PK’s 2008 IP3 award winners are:
Fred von Lohmann - Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney - champiang of fair use of intellectual property. He is at the forefront of advocating new policies to protect users and add balance to the broken copyright system. He will be given the award for contributions to Intellectual Property. Fred was one of the first IP activist I meet, we connected during project I was working on at the Ischool and his work has influenced FFIP since. I strongly respect Fred’s contributions to the copyfight.
Carl Malamud - Public.Resource.org founder Public Resources Malamud was nominated for his work providing public access to government documents. He founded Public.Resource.org in April 2007. Since then, Malamud has, among other activities, found that the Smithsonian Institution was selling public-domain photographs, and then bought copies and posted them to Flickr, and later in the year began scanning new judicial opinions and hosting open access copies. Malamud will be recognized for his contributions to Information Policy. My persoanal favorite is the way he stood up to Oregon’s attempt to copyright their state statutes.
Ben Scott - Free Press Policy Director- Author of “Net Neutrality’s Quiet Crusader,” Scott played a pivotal role in bringing a complaint against Comcast violation of Net Neutrality to the Federal Communications Commission. He will be given the award for contributions to Internet Protocol.
Photo or Carl Malamud by Joe Hall