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Claudio Ruiz

(brief bio in Spanish)

Currently, I design impact strategies in regulation and public policies at Technologia Critica. Additionally, I'm affiliated to the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Previously, I was the Director of Ecosystems Strategy at Creative Commons (2017-2020), a non-profit organization well known for being the global standard for free and open online licensing. I designed and implemented a new strategy to create a global network of open access experts, led the organization's public policy team, and designed a program to promote open policies in cultural institutions around the world.

Several years earlier, I founded Derechos Digitales, an independent non-profit organization defending human rights in the online environment in Latin America. I was its first executive director (2003-2016). I developed dozens of projects and networks aimed at enhancing human rights on the internet, with the support of various international foundations such as the Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, among many others. Today, I remain connected to Derechos Digitales as a member of its board.

If you need more detailed information about my work, get in touch with me.

other projects #

I have tried to channel my curiosity in different ways, with music being one of the areas I have delved into the most. I have been a very modest amateur music critic in the past, and for more than seven years, I had a radio show called Super45, where I programmed independent music and interviewed musicians and producers a couple of times a week on the now-defunct Radio Zero in Santiago. #

Tired of the boring local music programming and the permanent stupidity and lack of surprise of streaming service algorithms, a group of friends and I decided to create a non-profit online radio, like the ones from the old days. It's called and broadcasts 24 hours a day.

podcast #

With the support of RedBull in 2020, I was part of the team that produced a documentary podcast celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album Corazones by Los Prisioneros, one of the most important pop albums in Chilean music in recent decades. It is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

experiments #

You can follow it here