Brad Greenspan Grants $50,000 to the Center for Democracy & Technology To Fund Anti-Spyware Efforts; Largest individual grant ever received by the Center for Democracy & Technology

LOS ANGELES & WASHINGTON--()--June 28, 2005--Today the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and Brad Greenspan announced Mr. Greenspan's grant of $50,000 to the Center for Democracy & Technology for the purpose of helping CDT further its legislative, regulatory and industry self-regulatory efforts related to consumer downloadables.

The Center for Democracy & Technology has been a recognized leader in the policy debate surrounding adware and spyware, and the clear leader in working with industry to develop and reach consensus on sound best practices related to ad-supported downloadable products.

In making this grant, Brad Greenspan said, "The Center for Democracy & Technology is doing very important work by meeting with the anti-spyware industry to ensure user control and empowerment and to build a better understanding among all stakeholders and help them develop best practices for companies that produce downloadable software. With this grant, I can help ensure that the Center's leading efforts in this regard and in other related initiatives remain well-funded."

Center for Democracy and Technology President Jerry Berman thankfully acknowledged the grant, noting that it would be put to good use helping fund the center's ongoing efforts to address the spyware problem. "This is an important effort and we appreciate Mr. Greenspan's generous contribution," Berman said.

About Brad Greenspan

Brad Greenspan is an internet entrepreneur under whose leadership some of the most innovative consumer products have been launched, including the leading social networking site Myspace.com and the innovative gaming site Skilljam.com. He currently works closely with and is invested in the growth of two of the most popular and highly rated consumer desktop products: Avant Browser, a leading web browser downloaded over 11 million times and Secretmaker, a leading online security product downloaded over 9 million times. Brad Greenspan was the founder and former CEO of eUniverse, later renamed Intermix. Although a shareholder in Intermix, Mr. Greenspan's role as CEO of Intermix concluded in October 2003.

About The Center for Democracy & Technology

The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.

Contacts

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP
For Brad Greenspan
Thad Davis (Media), 213-443-3261
thaddavis@quinnemanuel.com
or
Center for Democracy & Technology
David McGuire, 202-637-9800
dmcguire@cdt.org

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Contacts

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP
For Brad Greenspan
Thad Davis (Media), 213-443-3261
thaddavis@quinnemanuel.com
or
Center for Democracy & Technology
David McGuire, 202-637-9800
dmcguire@cdt.org