Lester Lawrence Lessig III is an American academic and political activist. He is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the former director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Lessig was a candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for president of the United States in the 2016 U. S. withdrew before the primaries. Lessig is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright and radio frequency spectrum in technology applications. In 2001, he founded Creative Commons, a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon and to share legally. Prior to his most recent appointment at Harvard, he was a professor of law at Stanford Law School, where he founded the Center for Internet and Society, at the University of Chicago, he is a former board member of Software Freedom Law Center. C. lobbying groups Public Knowledge and Free Press. As a political activist, Lessig has called for state-based activism to promote substantive reform of government with a Second Constitutional Convention.
In May 2014, he launched a crowd-funded political action committee which he termed Mayday PAC with the purpose of electing candidates to Congress who would pass campaign finance reform. Lessig is the co-founder of Rootstrikers, is on the boards of MapLight and Represent. Us, he serves on the advisory boards of the Sunlight Foundation. In August 2015, Lessig announced that he was exploring a possible candidacy for President of the United States, promising to run if his exploratory committee raised $1 million by Labor Day. After accomplishing this, on September 6, 2015, Lessig announced that he was entering the race to become a candidate for the 2016 Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Lessig has described his candidacy as a referendum on campaign finance reform and electoral reform legislation, he stated that, if elected, he would serve a full term as president with his proposed reforms as his legislative priorities. He ended his campaign in November 2015, citing rule changes from the Democratic Party that precluded him from appearing in the televised debates.
Lessig earned a B. A. degree in economics and a B. S. degree in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an M. A. degree in philosophy from the University of Cambridge in England, a J. D. degree from Yale Law School in 1989. After graduating from law school, he clerked for a year for Judge Richard Posner, at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and another year for Justice Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court. Lessig started his academic career at the University of Chicago Law School, where he was professor from 1991 to 1997; as co-director of the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe there, he helped the newly-independent Republic of Georgia draft a constitution. From 1997 to 2000, he was at Harvard Law School, holding for a year the chair of Berkman Professor of Law, affiliated with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, he subsequently joined Stanford Law School, where he established the school's Center for Internet and Society. Lessig returned to Harvard in July 2009 as professor and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.
In 2013, Lessig was appointed as the Roy L. Furman Professor of Leadership. Lessig was portrayed by Christopher Lloyd during season 6 of The West Wing. Lessig has been politically liberal since studying philosophy at Cambridge in the mid-1980s. By the late 1980s, two influential conservative judges, Judge Richard Posner and Justice Antonin Scalia, selected him to serve as a law clerk, choosing him for his supposed "brilliance" rather than for his ideology and making him the "token liberal" on their staffs. Posner would call him "the most distinguished law professor of his generation."Lessig has emphasized in interviews that his philosophy experience at Cambridge radically changed his values and career path. He had held strong conservative or libertarian political views, desired a career in business, was a active member of Teenage Republicans, served as the youth governor for Pennsylvania through the YMCA Youth and Government program in 1978, pursued a Republican political career. What was intended to be a year abroad at Cambridge convinced him instead to stay another two years to complete an undergraduate degree in philosophy and develop his changed political values.
During this time, he traveled in the Eastern Bloc, where he acquired a lifelong interest in Eastern European law and politics. Lessig remains skeptical of government intervention but favors some regulation, calling himself "a constitutionalist." On one occasion, Lessig commended the John McCain campaign for discussing fair use rights in a letter to YouTube where it took issue with YouTube for indulging overreaching copyright claims leading to the removal of various campaign videos. In computer science, "code" refers to the text of a computer program. In law, "code" can refer to the texts. In his 1999 book Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, Lessig explores the ways in which code in both senses can be instruments for social control, leading to his dictum that "Code is law." Lessig updated his work in order to keep up with the prevailing views of the time and released the book as Code: Version 2.0 in December 2006. Lessig has been a proponent of the remix culture since the early 2000s. In his 2008 book Remix he presents this as a de
Bojnice is a historical town in central Slovakia at the upper Nitra river, near the city of Prievidza. It has a population of around 5,000. Bojnice is best known for its tourist attractions: the oldest zoo in Slovakia, the most visited castle, one of the oldest spa towns in Slovakia; the town is situated below the Bojnice Castle, built on travertine rock with a natural cave. The castle has appeared in many international films and a well-known international festival of spectres takes place there every year; the town lies under the Strážov Mountains. It is close to Prievidza, sharing the public transport system. Other major cities nearby include Žilina to Trenčín to the west; the town's history is connected to that of Bojnice Castle. It was first mentioned in 1113, it has town privileges since 1966. The town is most known for its tourist attractions: the Bojnice Castle, first mentioned in 1113 and built as a wooden fort, it was over time built as a stone castle and in the 20th century in the Romantic style.
Today, it is a popular tourist attraction. The zoo was founded in 1955. In 2006 it had more than 1,800 animals, it is known for its spa. The therapeutic springs were mentioned in 1549 for the first time. Today they treat patients with disorders of the locomotor system, with rheumatic diseases, post traumatic conditions, conditions after orthopaedic disturbances of the spine of adolescents, neurological diseases and occupational diseases. According to the 2001 census, the town had 5,006 inhabitants. 97.06 % of inhabitants were 0.68 % Czechs and 0.24 % Germans. The religious make-up was 74.55% Roman Catholics, 19% people with no religious affiliation and 2% Lutherans. Karina Habšudová, tennis player Miloslav Mečíř, tennis player, Olympic winner Andrej Sekera, Edmonton Oilers defenseman Mirka Vavrinec, tennis player Zuzana Paulechová, classical pianist Antonia Liskova, Italian actress Erika Pochybova Johnson, artist Juraj Kucka, footballer Anna Záborská, Member of the European Parliament Ján Vlasko, slovak footballer Bojnice is twinned with: Jeseník, Czech Republic Bad Krozingen, Germany Rosta, Italy Zator, Poland List of municipalities and towns in Slovakia The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Nitra, Slovakia" Roman Catholic church records: 1668-1912 Official municipal website Information Center of Bojnice Bojnice Castle Bojnice Spa Bojnice photos Surnames of living people in Bojnice
Mike Kim is a Korean American professional poker player and the founder of Asian Poker Federation and MK Global Management Solutions Inc. a gaming service provider based in Metro Manila, Philippines. Mike started his career as an online poker player and is now both a poker pro and poker room operator. Mike established the first poker room in South Korea and launched a poker room in Macau at the Starworld Hotel. In the Philippines, he opened and operated Solaire Poker Room at the Solaire Resort and Casino, Manila. Mike ran operations from 2013 to 2015 and the casino had seen an average gross of Php 11,599,440.51 each month. Mike Kim opened LT Poker in Okada Manila, he continued to mainstream the game as he partnered with online poker company, PokerStars. In early 2016, Mike opened his latest brainchild; the venue received a total of 1,403 entries for the Mike’s Millionaire Maker tournament. Mike brought the Asian Poker Tour, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour and the World Poker Tour to Philippines. In 2018 Mike expanded his activities in Europe together with his European business partners Jori Falkstedt and Miikka Saloseutu.
At the 2009 PokerStars APPT Macau, Mike finished 2nd wining $384,999. At the 2013 PokerStars APPT Seoul, he finished 22nd and earned 4,750,000 KRW and at 2015 PokerStars APPT Season 9 Manila, Mike finished 15th and earned 274,400 PHP. Mike finished 5th in the 2013 WSOP Circuit River Rock Main Event with $64,979 payouts. Kim won the Main Event of the PokerStars LIVE Manila Megastack 2 in 2015