John Gilmore (activist)

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{{ infobox person | name = John Gilmore | image = John Gilmore Portrait.jpg | caption = Gilmore in 2014 | birth_date

Gilmore famously stated of Internet censorship that "The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it".

He unsuccessfully challenged the constitutionality of secret laws regarding travel security policies in Gilmore v. Gonzales.

Gilmore is also an advocate for the relaxing of drug laws, and has given financial support to, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the Marijuana Policy Project, Erowid, MAPS, Flex Your Rights, and various other organizations seeking to end the war on drugs. He is a member of the boards of MAPS, the Marijuana Policy Project, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.


Gilmore has received the Free Software Foundation's Advancement of Free Software 2009 award.


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