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Executive Director

Electronic Frontier Foundation

HQ Phone: (415) 436-9333

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

454 Shotwell Street

San Francisco, California 94110

United States

Company Description

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading organization protecting civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF defends free speech online, fights illegal surveillance, promotes the rights of digital innovators, and works to ensure th ... more

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Employment History

Consultant and Project Manager

Server Systems Inc

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Board Member
CPSR Inc

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Freedom of Speech on the Internet » Daily Dragon Online

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The Electronic Frontiers Forum is the passion of chairperson Robert Costner, who works as a systems consultant in real life, but as a proponent of web rights in his other real life. Outside of Dragon*Con, Costner is in his fourth year of directing Electronic Frontiers Georgia (EFGA), a web civil liberties group which he also co-founded.

McClain, the first EF track panel speaker, worked with Costner on a 1997 court case against the state of Georgia, in which EFGA successfully combatted Georgia's anti-handle legislation.


Freedom of Speech on the Internet » Daily Dragon Online

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The Electronic Frontiers Forum is the passion of chairperson Robert Costner, who works as a systems consultant in real life, but as a proponent of web rights in his other real life. Outside of Dragon*Con, Costner is in his fourth year of directing Electronic Frontiers Georgia (EFGA), a web civil liberties group which he also co-founded.

McClain, the first EF track panel speaker, worked with Costner on a 1997 court case against the state of Georgia, in which EFGA successfully combatted Georgia's anti-handle legislation.


Dragon*Con Biography: [Robert Costner]

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Robert CostnerDragon*Con Biography: [Robert Costner]

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Robert Costner
Robert A. Costner, affectionately known as Pooh Bear is a nationally known figure in defending the U.S. Constitution in cyberliberties matters, and known internationally as a defender of Privacy, Free Speech, and Anonymity.Robert has stood toe to toe with the Software Publisher's Association and watched them back down, and finally arrived when the Church of Scientology's attorney's started contacting him.
Since 1995, volunteering his time and energy as Executive Director of Electronic Frontiers Georgia (EFGA), of which he is a co-founder, Robert has been working to protect essential civil liberties, representing the interests of netizens, and building the community.In 1997 EFGA won a lawsuit against the State of Georgia over the right to do web linking and the right to use nicknames on the net.Robert has openly opposed many of the policies and statements of the Software Publisher's Association (SPA), causing the SPA to back down and change their policies.Robert also works with other groups such as EFF, EF-Texas, CDT, EPIC, CPSR, and VTW.
When he has to work for living, Robert is a consultant and project manager for Server Systems.He does client/server database programming, SQL database, Visual Basic programming, and writes Unix-based back-end code for web pages.
Robert has been involved in all phases of the computer industry, including running a small chain of five computer stores.Hobbies and interests include rock climbing, cooking, computer games, the effect of technology on politics, classic rock 'n roll, movies, slow romantic dancing, and subatomic physics.He is known to testify before Senate subcommittees, and has had police and Attorney Generals from more than ten states give him a call to see what is going on.
Robert also oversees the operation of the Georgia Cracker Remailer, and Redneck nymserver.


Audio Recordings of 1999 EF-Forums Programs at Dragon*Con

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Panelists: Robert Costner, mod. (Executive Director, EFGA), Andy Dustman (Georgia Cracker Remailer operator)

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Panelists: Robert Costner, mod.
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Panelists: Andy Dustman (Georgia Cracker Remailer operator), Robert Costner (Executive Director, EFGA)
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Robert A. CostnerDirector of EF-Forums Programming


CPSR - document_view

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Robert Costner, Executive Director, Electronic Frontiers Georgia, and

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