Tuesday, January 15, 2013
John Perry Barlow ’69, once a lyricist for the Grateful Dead, later co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which works to protect Internet freedoms.
“It’s been a long, strange trip for John Perry Barlow.
“He’s now revered as the guru who works to keep the Internet free and open for us all, but not long ago he was the lyricist behind one of the most popular, followed bands in the world—the Grateful Dead. …
“He co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an effort instrumental in working to protect the freedoms that we take for granted every time we go online and leave a comment, share a video or photograph, or write an article. Ever heard of the Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace? Barlow wrote it.”
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