Brian Carver

Assistant Professor

School of Information

University of California, Berkeley

102 South Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-4600

(510) 643-1469

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Website: UC Berkeley faculty page

Issues: Copyright and Trademark, Open Source, Innovation and Economic Growth and Intellectual Property

About Brian Carver

Brian Carver is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley's I School.  His primary research interest is in the laws and policies governing technology and information, particularly in understanding the technical, economic, social, and legal frameworks that best promote progress and access to information. Specifically, he is interested in collaborative forms of creativity enabled or enhanced through computer networks and the ways in which law or other factors facilitate or frustrate creativity and innovation.

Prior to teaching at Berkeley, Professor Carver was an attorney in private practice.  His background includes a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy, and he is a fan of Ludwig Wittgenstein.

J.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., University of California, Irvine
B.A., University of Alabama