Parker Higgins

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Parker Higgins is the Director of Special Projects at the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is an artist, activist, and developer whose writing has appeared in Wired, Gizmodo, Techdirt, PBS Media Shift and The New Inquiry, and whose work has been covered in outlets such as Newsweek and NPR.


Parker was previously the Director of Copyright Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he wrote and spoke extensively about the importance of the open Web and its role in resisting censorship and surveillance. He is a graduate of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an alum of Recurse Center in New York.

Articles

Dangerous copyright ideas from a top newspaper group threaten free speech

Fair use is vital for journalism and restricting it would be dangerous for press freedom. 

We targeted a SecureDrop ad at potential whistleblowers in the Trump administration. You can too.

Any news organization can run a Twitter or Facebook ad targeting Trump administration employees for whistleblowing.

Saving the Gothamist archives from journalism's 'billionaire problem'

We're releasing new software to create PDF archives of stories written by individual journalists formerly employed at DNAinfo or the Gothamist network of sites.