April 28, 2011 | By Cindy Cohn

In Memoriam: Professor Keith Aoki

Like so many others, we were stunned to learn that law professor, cartoonist, copyfighter and digital rights stalwart Professor Keith Aoki passed away earlier this week. Keith, who started at the University of Oregon then moved to U.C. Davis, was a longtime friend to EFF and one of the law professors we came to count on in our many battles for your rights online.

Keith will likely be most remembered, outside academia, for the brilliant cartoons he drew for Bound by Law, his project with James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins.

But we knew him much earlier. In 1997 he co-authored a brief in support of EFF in Bernstein v. Department of Justice (Keith isn't mentioned in the web version of the brief, but he is in the opinion). Keith supported us again in the 2600 case and the Blizzard v. Bnetd case and of course before the U.S. Supreme Court in the MGM v. Grokster case. There were likely others as well.

When it came to fighting for digital freedom, Keith was one of us. He will be sorely missed.


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