James S. Tyre

EFF Special Counsel

Jim Tyre has been a practicing attorney since 1978, focusing primarily on speech issues. Jim has worked closely with EFF on a wide variety of matters, including Universal City Studios v. Reimerdes, Felten v. RIAA, Auerbach v. ICANN, as well as Jewel v. NSA and First Unitarian Church v. NSA, EFF's cases against the NSA and others on account of the NSA's unlawful domestic spying programs.

Jim is a co-founder of The Censorware Project, which began studying and criticizing censorware in 1997. In 2003, he testified before the Copyright Office, Library of Congress in support of the censorware exemption to the circumvention prohibition of Section 1201(a)(1) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. That exemption was one of four granted in the triennial rulemaking proceedings. Jim received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from Loyola Law School Los Angeles.

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