Alison Powell

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"Alison Powell is a Fellow in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics, researching digital media policy, politics and advocacy. Her research examines the role of hackers, activists and advocates on the structure, function, and policy environment of the Internet. Her PhD, awarded in 2008, focused on the cultural and policy contributions of community wireless networking to Canadian cities. She has recently given attention to internet governance issues such as net neutrality and the conflict between child safety and freedom of speech, while continuing to critically investigate the role of open source modes of production on the democratization of communication." (http://okcon.org/2011/programme/an-international-private-standard-for-open-source-hardware)