Gwen Hinze

EFF Special Counsel

Gwen Hinze is Special Counsel for EFF working with the international team on international intellectual property and Internet policy issues, and International Copyright Fellow at the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic at U.C. Berkeley Law School. From 2002-2012 she served variously as EFF’s International Director, International IP Director, and Staff Attorney, where she focused on educating global policy-makers about the need for balanced intellectual property regimes that protect creators, promote access to knowledge, foster technological innovation, and empower digital consumers. She has testified before the U.S. Copyright Office for consumer exemptions to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and been involved in litigating various cases involving the impact of copyright law on innovation, privacy and freedom of expression online. Before EFF, she practiced at international law firm Allens, and worked for the Australian government in public policy and litigation. Gwen is a member of the State Bar of California and holds honors degrees in law and philosophy from Monash University, Australia.

Gwen Hinze is Special Counsel for EFF working with the international team on international intellectual property and Internet policy issues, and International Copyright Fellow at the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic at U.C. Berkeley Law School. From 2002-2012 she served variously as EFF’s International Director, International IP Director, and Staff Attorney, where she focused on educating global policy-makers about the need for balanced intellectual property regimes that protect creators, promote access to knowledge, foster technological innovation, and empower digital consumers. She has testified before the U.S. Copyright Office for consumer exemptions to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and been involved in litigating various cases involving the impact of copyright law on innovation, privacy and freedom of expression online. Before EFF, she practiced at international law firm Allens, and worked for the Australian government in public policy and litigation. Gwen is a member of the State Bar of California and holds honors degrees in law and philosophy from Monash University, Australia.

Selected Publications

Scenario Planning on the Future of Intellectual Property: Literature Review and Implications for Human Development, Michael Gollin, Gwen Hinze and Tzen Wong; contributor to Knowledge and Education: Pro-access Implications of New Technologies, Dalindyebo Shabalala, in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: CURRENT TRENDS AND FUTURE SCENARIOS, eds Tzen Wong and Graham Dutfield, (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

The Impact of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement on the Knowledge Economy: The Accountability of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for the Creation of IP Enforcement Norms Through Executive Trade Agreements, Eddan Katz and Gwen Hinze, [Fall 2009] Vol. 35 Yale Journal of International Law Online.
http://www.yjil.org/docs/pub/o-35-katz-hinze-ACTA-onknowledge-economy.pdf

The WIPO Broadcasting Treaty: Why Granting Intellectual Property Rights to Information Distributors Will Harm Innovation and the Free Flow of Information on the Internet, [2009] 8 Computer and Telecommunications Law Review (Sweet and Maxwell) 171

Making Knowledge Accessible Across Borders: The Case for Mandatory Minimum International Copyright Exceptions for Education, Third World Network Briefing Paper No. 49, (July 2008).
http://www.twnside.org.sg/title2/briefing_papers/No49.pdf

Brave New World, Ten Years Later: Reviewing the Impact of Policy Choices in the Implementation of the WIPO Internet Treaties’ Technological Protection Measure Provisions, [2007] 57 Case Western Reserve Law Review 779.

Seven Lessons from a Comparison of the Technological Protection Measure Provisions of the FTAA, the DMCA, and Recent Bilateral Free Trade Agreements (2003-4) 
http://www.eff.org/files/tpm_implementation.pdf

The EUCD and the DMCA in 2003: How Legal Protection for Technological Measures is shaping Consumers’ and Copyright Owners’ Digital Rights, CEPIS/ Upgrade - European Journal for Informatics Professionals, Vol. IV, No.3, June 2003, Joint Issue with Novatica, Special Issue on Open Knowledge, eds Philippe Aigrain and Jesus M. Gonzales-Barahona.  http://www.cepis.org/files/cepisupgrade/monograph-2003-III.pdf

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