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Internet Entrepreneur Joe Kraus Joins EFF Board

PRESS RELEASE
June 21, 2005

Founder of DigitalConsumer.org Is a Perfect Fit for Digital Liberties Organization

San Francisco, CA - This week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) welcomes the newest member of its executive board, Internet entrepreneur Joe Kraus. The founder of DigitalConsumer.org, a grassroots organization devoted to helping consumers get fair use access to digital media, Kraus has more than a decade of experience working on Internet-related ventures. He was a founder of Excite.com in the early 1990s, and he is currently the CEO of JotSpot, a maker of wiki-based applications. He is also an angel investor who works with early-stage technology companies.

"I think the work of EFF is critical to a thriving and innovative online world where people are free to create new technologies, content, and communities," said Kraus. "Without the EFF, the Internet would be a smaller, darker place."

EFF Executive Director Shari Steele said, "We're thrilled to have Joe on our board, and we look forward to getting his input into current and future EFF projects."

Other members of EFF's executive board include Brad Templeton, John Gilmore, Pam Samuelson, Lawrence Lessig, John Perry Barlow, Brewster Kahle, and Dave Farber.

Contact:

Shari Steele
Executive Director
Electronic Frontier Foundation
ssteele@eff.org

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