Marvin Ammori

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Marvin Ammori
Marvin Ammori headshot, 2013.jpg
Born Southfield, Michigan
Alma mater University of Michigan (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Known for legal and technology expert
Board member of Fight for the Future
Demand Progress
Engine Advocacy

Marvin Ammori is an American lawyer, activist, and scholar best known for his work on network neutrality and Internet freedom issues generally. He is a Future Tense Fellow (formerly a Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow) at the New America Foundation and serves on the boards of public interest advocacy groups Demand Progress and Fight for the Future.[1][2] He is the author of an e-book entitled "On Internet Freedom," which was released in 2013.[3]

In 2007, while serving as the General Counsel for nonprofit advocacy group Free Press, he brought the Comcast-BitTorrent case, the first network neutrality enforcement action in the United States.[4] Ammori took part in the debate over the controversial copyright bills SOPA and the PROTECT IP Act, arguing that the bills would violate the First Amendment.[5] Partly for his role in opposing SOPA and PIPA, Ammori was recognized on Fast Company's 2012 "100 Most Creative People in Business."[6] Ammori later proposed a holiday called "Internet Freedom Day," to be celebrated on January 18, the anniversary of the SOPA Blackout.[7][8]

Ammori was a law professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law, where his scholarship focused on First Amendment doctrine.[9] He remains an Affiliate Scholar with Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society and an Affiliate Fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project.[10] Ammori is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School.[11] In 2015, Ammori began advising Charter Communications on net neutrality commitments and the company's purchase of Time Warner Cable [12]


  1. ^ "New America Fellows". New America Foundation. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "New America Announces 2013 Schwartz Fellows". New America Foundation. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "On Internet Freedom: Marvin Ammori: Kindle Store". Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Fernandez, Bob. "Big victory for a geek lawyer Young attorney takes on Comcast and wins.". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Timm, Trevor. "How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation". Electronic Frontier Foundation. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Krieger, Daniel. "How To Kill A Bill On Capitol Hill". Fast Company. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Ammori, Marvin. "The Internet Deserves Its Own Holiday". Wired. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Fitzpatrick, Alex. "What Is Internet Freedom Day?". Mashable. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Gloden, Sarah (Fall 2008). "Professor Ammori leads new telecom and cyber law courses at Law College" (PDF). The Nebraska Transcript. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "CIS People | Center for Internet and Society". Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  11. ^ Citron, Danielle. "Concurring Opinions >> Introducing Guest Blogger Marvin Ammori". Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Here's How Charter Will Commit to an Open Internet". Wired. Retrieved 22 December 2015.