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Mary Wong - Statement of Interest

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Statement of Interest

Mary Wong - Non-Commercial Users Constituency

I am a Professor of Law at the Franklin Pierce Law Center in New Hampshire, USA. My areas of interest and specialization are international copyright and Internet law and policy. Previously, I have been Special Counsel to the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster, based primarily in its New York office, with time spent also in its Brussels and Singapore offices. I have also been a law professor with the Singapore Management University and the National University of Singapore, where I taught intellectual property, business, e-commerce and information technology law. Currently, I chair the International Copyright committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Law Section (IPL), and am a member of the ABA-IPL Copyright Reform Task Force as well as the Editorial Board for the ABA-IPL flagship publication, “Landslide”. In addition, I am an Associate Fellow of the IP Academy of Singapore, and have served previously on government and professional committees dealing with e-commerce and Internet issues. I also participated in the 2006 and 2007 meetings of the Internet Governance Forum, where I presented workshop papers relating to technological protection mechanisms, intellectual property and free trade.

Franklin Pierce Law Center is a non-profit educational institution and an internationally-recognized leader in intellectual property law, emphasizing innovative, practice-based teaching. As the Internet evolves, governments, businesses and non-commercial users will continue to face challenging legal and policy issues surrounding the development, use and governance of the Internet. As a member of the Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC), Franklin Pierce Law Center hopes to contribute its academic expertise to helping ensure an open and global Internet.

Aside from being the registrant of several domain names, neither I nor the Franklin Pierce Law Center have any financial or other relevant interests in ICANN.

Updated SOI (13 September 2010)