Andrew Rens

  • Andrew Rens, currently an SJD candidate at Duke Law School is a scholar of the complex interactions of law, knowledge and innovation. In legal practice, advocacy and the academy he works on open licenses, open spectrum, open educational resources, access to knowledge and free legal information. He has taught Intellectual Property, Telecommunications and ICT Law in both the Law School, and the School of Public and Development Management of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and at the University of Cape Town Law School. He has been a fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, Intellectual Property Fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation, copyright advisor to SAFLII, founding Legal Lead of Creative Commons South Africa, and co-founder of The African Commons Project and Freedom to Innovate South Africa.