Siva Vaidhyanathan

Siva Vaidhyanathan, a cultural historian and media scholar, is the director of the undergraduate program in Communication Studies in the department of Culture and Communication at New York University. After five years as a professional journalist, he earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Vaidhyanathan has taught at the University of Texas, Wesleyan University, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has written for many periodicals, including the New York Times Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and he is a frequent contributor on media and cultural issues. He is the author of Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity and The Anarchist in the Library: How Peer-toPeer Networks are Transforming Politics, Culture, and the Control of Information.

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