Why Jay Leiderman is called “The Hacktivists Advocate”

Jay Leiderman
By: Jay Leiderman
October 06 2014

In October of 2012 I got an email requesting an interview.  I get asked a lot of questions about a lot of topics, so I figured the reported, Luke Allnut, just wanted to ask me about how unjust the American criminal justice is, or about medical marijuana, or any of the various criminal law that I have lectured about over the last 15 years.  Of course, at that time I was getting a lot of questions about hackers, the computer collective known as Anonymous, hacktivism (hacker activism) or just computer issues in general.

Boy was I surprised when he told me he wanted to do a feature on me and my bro bono representation of hacktivists. I think this was my first full profile.  There have been several since, but I was so flattered.

Luke and I set up a Skype – he writes for Radio Free Europe and was in the Czech Republic at the time and we just talked and talked.  He’s a really good guy and he asked hard questions.  He had thought about this for a while, and he really made me think. It was a great interview.

The article came out a few days later on Radio Free Europe, and within an hour or two it was picked up by the Atlantic Weekly.  I forget the original title on Radio Free Europe, but the title in the Atlantic led to my very flattering nickname: the Hacktivist’s Advocare.
Click the title for the full article: Hacktivist’s Advocate: Meet the Lawyer Who Defends Anonymous
Jay Leiderman on DDoS attacks as a form of global civil-rights protest, whom he’ll defend, whom he won’t, and why.

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