Jill Lesser currently serves as the Executive Director of CCI. Ms. Lesser’s background includes serving as the Deputy Director of Public Policy and Director of the Civic Media Project at People for the American Way (PFAW), a Washington, D.C.-based civil liberties organization where she directed the organization’s public policy initiatives relating to new technologies and the First Amendment. After PFAW, she became a Senior Vice President, Domestic Public Policy, for AOL, Inc. (then AOL- Time Warner) serving as a lead advisor on technology, intellectual property and telecommunications issues as well as other issues affecting the media industry. Prior to AOL’s merger with Time Warner, Ms. Lesser led industry-wide efforts on cutting-edge Internet issues such as privacy and free speech. She also served as AOL’s representative on the U.S. Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee and testified before several Congressional Committees and the Federal Trade Commission on privacy. Most recently, Ms. Lesser advised non-profit and corporate clients on media and communications policy issues, with a particular focus on consumer protection, intellectual property and free expression and is a Board Member of the Center for Democracy and Technology.
ITIF to host a discussion of the first year of the Copyright Alert System and its impact on digital copyright infringement.