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Friday, September 05, 2008

Malamud recognized with Public Knowledge award

Public Knowledge Presents Fifth IP3 Awards to Lofgren, Scott, von Lohmann and Malamud, press release, September 2, 2008.

... PKs 2008 IP3 awards will also be presented to Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott, Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney Fred von Lohmann and Public.Resource.org founder Carl Malamud.

Awards are given to individuals who over the past year (or over the course of their careers) who have advanced the public interest in one of the three areas of IP Internet Protocol, Intellectual Property and Information Policy. The awards will be presented Oct. 16 in Washington, D.C. ...

Malamud was nominated for his work providing public access to government documents. He founded Public.Resource.org in April 2007. Since then, Malamud has, among other activities, found that the Smithsonian Institution was selling public-domain photographs, and then bought copies and posted them to Flickr, and later in the year began scanning new judicial opinions and hosting open access copies. Malamud will be recognized for his contributions to Information Policy. ...

See also our past posts on Carl Malamud.