Adam Thierer is a Senior Fellow at The Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) and the Director of PFF’s Center for Digital Media Freedom (CDMF). Prior to joining PFF in 2005, Adam was Director of Telecommunications Studies at the Cato Institute. His work on communications, high-technology, and media policy has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, The Economist, Newsweek, and others. Thierer is the author or editor of seven books on media regulation and child safety issues, mass media regulation, Internet governance, intellectual property, regulation of network industries, and the role of federalism within high-technology markets. He also writes regularly for the Technology Liberation Front blog.

Thierer earned his B.A. in journalism and political science at Indiana University, and received his M.A. in international business management and trade theory at the University of Maryland.