My name is Frederick Ding, and I am a 2L at the Harvard Law School and an Executive Editor on the Harvard Law Review. My particular interests are in the intersection of technology & law — intellectual property and privacy included.


  • Technology & law
    • Intellectual property for software, electronics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals
    • Internet regulation: net neutrality, free speech/anonymity, scarce resource allocation (e.g. IPv4 addresses)
    • Privacy: surveillance, encryption, cybersecurity
    • IP for end users: format shifting, anti-circumvention, other fair use
    • Click-through licenses, terms of use, privacy policies
  • Elections and the law
    • Campaign finance
    • Judicial elections
    • Electronic voting
  • Programming & web development
    • Python, Java, MATLAB, R, PHP, JavaScript/Node.js, HTML/CSS… dabbling in others…
  • Computer networking, virtualization, systems administration
    • Enterprise-grade server and storage hardware
    • Xen, Citrix XenServer, KVM, Docker
    • IPv6
    • Active Directory, LDAP, SAML, federated identity/single sign-on

Open source work


I used to code. Most of those projects are now unmaintained and defunct.

Elsewhere on the web

Tweet at me: @FrederickDing.


I sometimes use PGP, and sometimes use S/MIME (but no one else does, so it’s useless). You can verify my digital signatures and send me encrypted communications using one of the following keys: