Masayuki Hatta

Masayuki Hatta (八田 真行, born 1979, Japanese) is an assistant professor of Economics at the Facaulty of Economics and Management, Surugadai University in Saitama, Japan. Trained as an economist/organizational theorist, Hatta writes and talks extensively about the so-called intellectual property issues and software licensing in particular. He is also a journeyman hacker (a GNU and Debian developer), an avid supporter of the Free Software cause and a vocal advocate for hacktivism and the freedom of internet in general. Currently he resides in the suburb of Tokyo, Japan. He also serves as a visiting research fellow at Centre for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan, a board member of Movements for Internet Active Users (MIAU) and a founding member of Open Knowledge Foundataion Japan. He was formerly a research fellow at Institute of Intellectual Property of Japan (2010-2011).