Elliot is an activist at EFF, focusing on patent law, open access, and copyright reform. He's interested in ways that IP law can accelerate innovation rather than hinder it.
Before coming to EFF, Elliot served as director of communications at Creative Commons, an organization that helps creators share their works via open copyright licenses. Before that, he worked as a writer and curator for TechSoup, a technology resource for the nonprofit community. Outside of work, he writes and occasionally performs poetry. He has a Bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota and a Master's in writing from the California College of the Arts.