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John Perry Barlow, Internet pioneer and songwriter, dies at 70

8 February, 2018 4:04 PM
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Mr. Barlow was known for his belief in cyber liberties and co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 1990, and was a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead.

A founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead John Perry Barlow has died.

EFF said in statement that Mr. Barlow passed away early on February 7 morning in his sleep at age 70. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Mr. Barlow was known for his belief in cyber liberties and co-founded the EFF in 1990 to champion free expression and privacy online.

EFF says that Mr. Barlow, “always saw the Internet as a fundamental place of freedom, where voices long silenced can find an audience and people can connect with others regardless of physical distance”.

Source: thehindu.com

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