May 19, 2022

Electronic Frontier Foundation Posts The John Perry Barlow Library (A Collection of His Writings & Documents About Him)

From EFF:

John Perry Barlow (1947-2018), a poet and Internet philosopher, was a cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a member of our Board of Directors from 1990 until his death. Barlow’s passion for life, liberty, and human connection brought him in contact with a staggering range of people and made him an inspiration all around the world—and to us. In his work as an Internet activist, he made us all think about what computer networks might be and to approach the digital future with hope.


Here, we collect a portion of his writings and documents about him. There is much ageless wisdom here, as well as commentary that is based firmly in the in the first legal and moral issues facing the nascent Internet.  Enjoy.

Read the Complete Blog Post & Access to the Collection

See Also: Internet Pioneer and Electronic Frontier Foundation Co-Founder John Perry Barlow Has Died (February 7, 2018)
Multiple tribute posts and videos.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.