Edward Lee is a Professor of Law and the Director of the internationally recognized Program in Intellectual Property Law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He graduated summa cum laude from Williams College with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (highest honors) and classics, and cum laude from Harvard Law School.
His Boston Review article The Day Wikipedia Went Dark was published on the one year anniversary of the Wikipedia blackout.
As a contributor to the Huffington Post, he has written various articles related to the Internet, copyright, and pop culture, including:
As a law professor, he has written extensively about free speech and copyright law, and the history of the freedom of the press. His article Freedom of the Press 2.0, was selected as one of the best First Amendment articles of 2008 for inclusion in THE FIRST AMENDMENT LAW HANDBOOK for 2008-2009 and as one of the year’s best articles related to intellectual property for inclusion in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW for 2008-2009. He co-authored INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: PROBLEMS, CASES, AND MATERIALS (West Group 2d ed. 2012), a leading casebook in the field.
Previously, he worked with Lawrence Lessig at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, including on Eldred v. Ashcroft and Golan v. Holder, two of the most significant cases involving the First Amendment and copyright law.