Seth Schoen

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Seth Schoen at the EFF

Seth David Schoen (born September 27, 1979) is staff technologist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a technology civil rights organisation, and has been actively involved in discussing digital copyright law and encryption since the 1990s. He is an expert in trusted computing and is rumored to be writing a book on the subject.

Schoen previously worked for Linuxcare, where he developed the Linuxcare Bootable Business Card. After he left Linuxcare, he forked the project to create the LNX-BBC rescue system, of which he is a lead developer. Before that, while attending UC Berkeley, he founded Californians for Academic Freedom to protest the loyalty oath the state made university employees swear. He never completed his degree.

Schoen has recently admitted that he is the author of the DeCSS haiku; the haiku was submitted through an anonymous remailer.

Schoen's father, Ken, is the proprietor of Schoen Books, a specialty bookshop located in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

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