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Frederick Lane

writer, attorney

Frederick S. Lane is an author, attorney, expert witness, and professional speaker on the legal and cultural implications of emerging technology. After graduating from Amherst College and Boston College Law School, he clerked for two years for the Honorable Frank H. Freedman, Chief Judge of the US District Court in Massachusetts. After practicing law for five years and writing mhis first book, *Vermont Jury Instructions: Civil and Criminal* (with John Dinse and Ritchie Berger), Lane launched a computer consulting business that in time led to his current work as a computer forensics expert and author. In response to the passage of the Communications Decency Act in 1996, Lane began researching the legislative and media response to the rise of the online adult industry. The resulting book, *Obscene Profits: The Entrepreneurs of Pornography in the Cyber Age*, was the first of what is now five mainstream non-fiction books. In addition to these books, Lane has written numerous magazine articles on a variety of topics, including constitutional rights (particularly freedom of speech), privacy online and in the workplace, the impact of technology on our rights and liberties, and the separation of church and state.