Carl Malamud - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
6:45 pm

Gyan Satyagraha

Carl Malamud


Carl Malamud is the President of Public Resource and the author of 9 books. He created the first radio station on the Internet in 1993. Carl is credited with putting numerous U.S. government databases online, including state laws, federal court cases, the Securities and Exchange Commission, public safety codes, and many others. When sued by the State of Georgia for posting their laws online, he brought the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won.

For a decade, he has been working with colleagues to build a Public Library of India. His team in Bangalore is digitising 14 lakh pages every month and have worked with institutions ranging from the Indian Academy of Sciences and the National Law School of India University to Gandhi Bhavan and many others.

Carl is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Berkman Award from Harvard University and the Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He lives in California when he is not travelling back and forth to India.