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Cathy Gellis




Free Speech Information Technology Intellectual Property Law Policy Privacy

Cathy Gellis is a lawyer with a practice focused on free speech, intellectual property, intermediary liability, privacy, and other innovation policy matters affecting technology use and development. She regularly writes, speaks, counsels, and litigates on these and other related topics, including in appellate and regulatory proceedings and particularly with respect to how these issues relate to Internet platforms and civil liberties. Her writing on the policy implications of technology regulation has appeared in various widely-read publications, including the Daily Beast,, and the technology news site, where she is a regular contributor. Prior to becoming a lawyer she was an aspiring journalist-turned-Internet professional who developed and managed websites for enterprises in Silicon Valley and Europe. She has a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in Mass Communications and Sociology and a J.D. from Boston University.

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Keywords: law, legal, technology, policy, intermediary liability, free speech, civil liberties, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Internet, web, platforms, social media, innovation policy