About the Show

Your Rights Online is an online radio show (a podcast, if you will) dedicated to educating our listeners on their freedoms and rights in an ever evolving technical world, often at odds with legal systems that have only begun to take notice.

The show was conceived in late 2010 by two friends concerned with the events and issues threatening the future of the Internet. We want to explore and discuss the growing human rights issues in the online space, and frame them with respect to the common Internet user. We want you to know how these issues affect you, why you should care, and what you can do to protect yourself.

We’ve all got something to gain, but so much more to lose.

About Us

GregGregory Gay
Personal Site, Twitter

Somebody once called me a supervillain. I disagree. I don’t want to take over the world or fight anybody, I just want to do cool science. Some of that science is inherently dangerous… and some of it might involve blowing up the moon.

You have to admit, though – the moon blowing up would be an awesome sight.

I’m a PhD student in Computer Science at University of Minnesota and a (semi-retired) gaming journalist for 4 Color Rebellion and The Escapist. I also record the occasional gaming podcast with the crew of GameSugar. I used to work for NASA and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

I haven’t slept since the 1990’s.

RickyRicky Hussmann
Personal Site, Twitter

Ricky is not quite as witty as Greg, and lacks the mechanisms for producing the chuckle-inducing prose you may have read above. So, let’s just stick to the facts, ma’am.

I’m a masters student in Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University. I’ve been living my life on the internet for over 10 years, and realized early the impact it would have on my life. I did not realize until much later the impact it would have on people that aren’t me.

I dig programming, animals and pickles. I’m bad at fighting games, but I still love to play them. If you see me, buy me a beer.