Masayuki Hatta

Researcher in 日本

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Masayuki Hatta (八田 真行, born 1979, Japanese) is an associate professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Surugadai University in Saitama, Japan.

Originally trained as an economist/organizational theorist, Hatta writes and talks extensively about the so-called intellectual property issues and Open Source software licensing in particular. In recent years, he also researches on techno-privacy issues.

Hatta is also a journeyman hacker (a GNU and Debian official developer), an avid supporter of the Free Software cause and a vocal advocate for hacktivism and the freedom of the internet in general. He contributes privacy-enhancing technologies such as I2P and Tor. Currently he resides in the suburb of Tokyo, Japan.

Hatta also serves as a visiting research fellow at Centre for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan and was formerly a special research fellow at Institute of Intellectual Property of Japan (2010-2011).

Hatta has been involved with several Internet-based activisms in Japan, such as Movements for Internet Active Users (MIAU), an organization made models of EFF/ORG, and Open Knowledge Japan, the Japan chapter of Open Knowledge, for both as a founding member. He also serves on several committees of the Japanese government, including the committee for AI Network Society (2017-present).

  • Work
    • Surugadai University
  • Education
    • The University of Tokyo