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ERIC Number: EJ804658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-15
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Knowledge Is Power--Gigi Sohn
Albanese, Andrew Richard
Library Journal, v133 n12 p36-38 Jul 2008
This article presents an interview with Gigi Sohn, president and cofounder, as well as the strategist, fundraiser, and face, of the advocacy group Public Knowledge (PK). Since cofounding the organization in 2001, Sohn has fought alongside major library associations and their allies for the public's interest in the emerging digital world. Sohn is both a big thinker and a detail-oriented lawyer. She is the author of a sensible six-point plan for copyright reform, as well as detailed responses to the endless stream of policy and legislative broadsides that threaten the public interest. An internationally recognized communications policy expert, she also brings a wealth of experience to the table, having served as executive director of the Media Access Project (MAP), a Washington, DC-based public interest telecommunications law firm, and as a member of President Clinton's Advisory Committee on the Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters. In this interview, Sohn discusses some simmering issues facing libraries, the public, and the Internet.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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