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  1. Eben Moglen Illuminates Freedom of Thought in Keynote at re:publica 2019

    On Tuesday, May 7th, 2019, SFLC President and Columbia Professor of Law Eben Moglen delivered a keynote address titled Why Freedom of Thought Requires Attention at the re:publica 2019 conference in Berlin, Germany. Professor Moglen’s keynote directly engages with the consequences of humanity’s technological prowess on the abilities to self-govern, communicate, and even think.

  2. Eben Moglen Interviewed by NPR about Boeing Affair

    On March 22nd, 2018, NPR published a segment by Martin Kaste titled “Investigators Probe Software’s Role In Deadly Boeing 737 Max Crashes”. The segment contains an interview with Eben Moglen, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and President of SFLC.

  3. Transcripts for SFLC’s 2018 Fall Conference Now Available

  4. Media for SFLC’s 2018 Fall Conference Now Available

    Video recordings of our 2018 Fall Conference are now available in several formats. If you missed the event, or if you’d like to see it again, visit

    We have also uploaded all of the videos to our YouTube channel. You can find the videos organized in order in a playlist here:

  5. Eben Moglen Interviewed by Intellectual Property Watch

    On November 7th, 2018, Intellectual Property Watch published an article by David Branigan titled “‘Peace Has Broken Out’ In Software Development, Heralding Open Source As The Future”. The article, which is only available to subscribers of Intellectual Property Watch, details the discussions about patent peace at SFLC’s 2018 Fall Conference, which took place on Friday, November, 2nd, 2018.

    The article begins by documenting one panel discussion at our conference featuring Eben Moglen, Keith Bergelt of the Open Invention Network, and Nicolas Schifano of Microsoft. It also reports on an exclusive interview with Eben Moglen conducted by Intellectual Property Watch’s David Branigan after the conference. The interview explores how peace was won between the FOSS community and big technology companies.

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