John N. Gathegi is Professor at the School of Information and Courtesy Professor in the School of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida teaching and researching in the area of information law and policy, media law, and the First Amendment. His interests include intellectual property rights and emerging information technologies, information security, free speech and access to legal information. He earned his Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was articles editor on the >Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He has practiced law in California, was previously Director of the School of Information at the University of South Florida, Dean of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Division at Merritt College in California, and has been a Fulbright Senior Specialist to Chile.