Posted on February 3, 2008 in by Brian RoweView Comments

Mission Statement

Freedom for IP is a grass roots organization dedicated to exploring the interaction of Intellectual Property Legislation with Human Rights. Freedom for IP is committed to providing resources, references and news about issues related to Intellectual Property and Human Rights. Freedom for IP is actively engaged in researching and discussing ideas on how to balance conflicting interest of IP and Human rights in an information age.

Mailing Address

Freedom for IP
2125 California Ave SW # 404
Seattle, Washington 98116


Brian Rowe

Contact information:
[email protected]

Personal Website:

Current Work:
Information Privacy Law Adjunct Faculty at Seattle University School of Law
Law Ethics & Intellect Property Faculty at University of Washington’s iSchool

Previous Work:
Google Public Policy Fellow @ Public Knowledge
Creative Commons Legal Intern

J.D. Seattle University School of Law
Bachelor of Science in Informatics, University of Washington, June 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Washington Ischool, June 2005
Minors in Human Rights and Philosophy

Areas of interest:
Access to Justice Technology Bill of Rights
Electronic Voting
Trade Secrets and Freedom of Expression
Intellectual Property and Human Rights
Democracy and Famine
Disability Rights and Access

Research and Web Design Leader

Sarah Davies
sarah <at>

Day job:
Internet Operations Manager for the ACLU of Washington

Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Washington, June 2004

Areas of interest:
Patent Law
Creative Commons
Personal Privacy
Digital Culture

Alumni / Guest Bloggers:

Riana Pfefferkorn

, Judicial Clerk at United States District Courts
University of Washington School of Law Class of 2009
BA, English, magna cum laude, Whitman College, 2003
Areas of interest:
Trademarks and the Internet, Information privacy, IP for startups, Free expression online, RFID

Esther Benson

, Taxonomist, former MLIS Technology Intern.
MLIS, University of Washington Ischool Expected 2008
Bachelor of Arts in History, cum laude, University of Washington, 2005
Areas of interest:
Archives and Preservation, Digital Archives, Resource description, Wiki’s, Reading, History

Bill Hinsee Legal Intern

Projects worked on:
Bilski – patent reform, Fair Use – Bad faith, Privacy labels, Privacy case law research, Viacom v. Youtube, File sharing case law research

Boston Univeristy Law JD Expected 2012
Masters of Science in Information Management University of Washington’s Ischool

Andrew Lee, Editor

Current Work:
Fellow of the Washington State Access to Justice Board

Previous Work:
Research Intern at One Earth Future Foundation; Trademark Research Assistant to Professor Barton Beebe @ NYU Law

Areas of Interest:
Patent, trademark, and copyright law
IP and traditional knowledge & cultural expressions
Public policy

J.D., NYU School of Law, 2011
B.S.E., The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 2004