Joichi Ito

Chairman, Creative Commons

Joichi Ito
Joichi Ito is the CEO of Neoteny ( He is the Chairman of Creative Commons (, a non-profit organization which proposes a middle way to rights management, rather than the extremes of the pure public domain or the reservation of all rights. He is on the board of Digital Garage ( and Technorati ( He is the Chairman of Six Apart Japan ( the weblog software company. He is the board of a number of non-profit organizations including The Mozilla Foundation, The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and WITNESS ( He has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan. He has served and continues to serve on numerous Japanese central as well as local government committees and boards, advising the government on IT, privacy and computer security related issues. He is currently researching "The Sharing Economy" as a Doctor of Business Administration candidate at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. He is a follow at the USC Annenberg Center for Communications. He maintains a weblog ( where he regularly shares his thoughts with the online community.

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