Carl Malamud

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Carl Malamud

Carl Malamud (1959– ) is a technologist, author, and public domain advocate, currently known for his foundation He was the founder of the Internet Multicasting Service. During his time with this group, he was responsible for creating the first Internet radio station[1], for putting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database on-line[2], and for creating the Internet 1996 World Exposition[3].

Carl is the author of eight books, including Exploring the Internet and A World's Fair.[4][5] He was a visiting professor at the MIT Media Laboratory and was the former chairman of the Internet Software Consortium. He also was the co-founder of Invisible Worlds, was a fellow at the Center for American Progress, and was a board member of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation.[6] [7]

[edit] Protecting the public domain

Most recently, Malamud has set up the nonprofit, headquartered in Sebastopol, California, to work for the publication of public domain information from local, state, and federal government agencies.[8] Among his victories have been digitizing 588 government films for the Internet Archive and YouTube,[9] publishing a 5 million page crawl of the Government Printing Office,[10] and persuading the state of Oregon to not assert copyright over its legislative statutes.[11] He has also been active in challenging the state of California's copyright claims on state laws by publishing copies of the criminal, building, and plumbing codes online.[12]

He has also challenged the information management policy of Smithsonian Networks, convinced CSPAN to liberalize their video archive access policy, and begun publishing court decisions.[13][14][15][16][17]

An early Internet pioneer, he is the author of many early books about networking such as Analyzing Novell Networks and DEC Networks and Architectures. [18][19].

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  4. ^ Malamud, Carl (September 1992) (in English). Exploring the Internet: A Technical Travelogue. Prentice Hall. p. 379. ISBN 0132968983. 
  5. ^ Malamud, Carl (8 August 1997). A World's Fair for the Global Village. The MIT Press. p. 304. ISBN 0262133385. 
  6. ^ Baker, Mitchell (2006-11-22). "Bob Lisbonne and Carl Malamud Join the Mozilla Foundation Board". The Weblog of Mitchell Baker. Retrieved on 2008-05-27. 
  7. ^ Baker, Mitchell (2007-05-22). "Carl Malamud and Public.Resource.Org". The Weblog of Mitchell Baker. Retrieved on 2008-05-27. 
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  12. ^ Halverson, Nathan. "He's giving you access, one document at a time". The Press Democrat. Retrieved on 2008-09-04. 
  13. ^ O'Reilly, Tim (2006-04-05). "Smithsonian Sunshine". O'Reilly Media, Inc.. Retrieved on 2008-05-27. 
  14. ^ Malamud, Carl (2006-05-25), Testimony of Carl Malamud, Hearing on Smithsonian Institution Business Ventures, United States House of Representatives,, retrieved on 2008-05-27 
  15. ^ Fallows, James (2007-03-09). "Another win for Carl Malamud (or: news you won't see in the May 2007 issue of the Atlantic)". The Retrieved on 2008-05-27. 
  16. ^ Malamud, Carl (2007-02-27). "Congressional Hearings, Fair Use, and the Public Domain". Retrieved on 2008-05-27. 
  17. ^ Markoff, John (2007-08-20). "A Quest to Get More Court Rulings Online, and Free". The New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-05-27. 
  18. ^ Malamud, Carl (July 1992) (in English). Analyzing Novell Networks (2nd ed.). Van Nostrand Reinhold. p. 340. ISBN 0442013027. 
  19. ^ Malamud, Carl (February 1989) (in English). Dec Networks and Architectures. J. Ranade Dec Series. Intertext Publications. p. 472. ISBN 0070398224. 

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