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Mike Godwin

AKA Michael Wayne Godwin

Born: 26-Oct-1956

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Attorney

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former General Counsel, Wikimedia

Godwin's Law: "As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."

Daughter: Ariel (b. circa 1993)

    High School: Lamar High School, Houston, TX
    University: BA, University of Texas at Austin (1980)
    University: JD, University of Texas School of Law (1990)
    Scholar: Resident Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School (2005-07)

    Wikimedia Foundation General Counsel (2007-10)
    Public Knowledge Senior Technology Counsel, Legal Director (2003-05)
    Center for Democracy and Technology Policy Fellow (2000-03)
    American Lawyer Media Washington Correspondent, IP Worldwide (1999-2001)
    Electronic Frontier Foundation Staff Counsel (1990-99)
    Smith, Morris, & Florey Law Clerk (1989-90)
    The Daily Texan Editor (late 1980s)
    Reason Magazine Contributing Editor
    Freedom Forum Fellow, Media Studies Center (1997-98)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    District of Columbia Bar
    State Bar of California
    Cypherpunks

Official Website:
http://www.godwinslaw.org/

Author of books:
Cyber Rights: Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age (1998)


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