Formerly the Executive Director of Creative Commons and a fellow at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, Molly Van Houweling is Associate Dean (J.D. Curriculum and Teaching) and Co-Director at Berkeley Center for Law & Technology where she also holds the title of Harold C. Hohbach Distinguished Professor of Patent Law and Intellectual Property. Van Houweling graduated in June 1998 from Harvard Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Following graduation, Ms. Van Houweling was a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and one of the first staff members at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). She then served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Boudin, of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court.
Van Houweling’s recent publications include “Author Autonomy and Atomism in Copyright Law” in the Virginia Law Review (2010); “The New Servitudes,” in the Georgetown Law Journal; “Distributive Values in Copyright” in the Texas Law Review (2005); and “Cultural Environmentalism and the Constructed Commons,” in Law and Contemporary Problems (2007).
Today Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley is announcing the conclusion of his five years of leadership of the organization. As he describes in his personal message, he is stepping down as CEO to start a new position at Wikimedia. We are thankful to Ryan for his five years of leadership at CC and excited for … Read More “Leadership Transitions at
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One of the most admired leaders of the global Creative Commons movement is turning the page on his latest chapter of service to the commons.