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Nicholas Merrill

Founder of Calyx Internet Access and the Calyx Institute

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 Nicholas Merrill Biography

Nicholas Merrill was the first person to challenge the National Security Letters provision in the USA PATRIOT Act in a court of law. He is the Executive Director of The Calyx Institute, a non-profit organization focused on promoting best practices with regards to privacy within the Telecommunications Industry.

He founded Calyx Internet Access Corporation in 1995. Calyx Internet Access was one of the first commercial Internet service providers operating in New York City and soon opened a sister company in Amsterdam. Calyx served many journalists, civil liberties groups and non-profit organizations on a pro bono or low-cost basis, including the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Independent Media Center (Indymedia.org) and Democracy Now! Radio. Calyx also worked with for-profit businesses, including Mitsubishi Motors, IKEA, Snapple, and Tanqueray.

In 2004, after a request for information from the FBI, Calyx became involved with the ACLU in using the legal system and the media to resist illegal government requests for information on Internet users. For six and a half years, Merrill and the ACLU tirelessly challenged the orders contained in the letter, resulting in the establishment of two key legal precedents overturning aspects of the national security letter program.

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Nicholas Merrill Biography

Nicholas Merrill was the first person to challenge the National Security Letters provision in the USA PATRIOT Act in a court of law. He is the Executive Director of The Calyx Institute, a non-profit organization focused on promoting best practices with regards to privacy within the Telecommunications Industry.

He founded Calyx Internet Access Corporation in 1995. Calyx Internet Access was one of the first commercial Internet service providers operating in New York City and soon opened a sister company in Amsterdam. Calyx served many journalists, civil liberties groups and non-profit organizations on a pro bono or low-cost basis, including the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Independent Media Center (Indymedia.org) and Democracy Now! Radio. Calyx also worked with for-profit businesses, including Mitsubishi Motors, IKEA, Snapple, and Tanqueray.

In 2004, after a request for information from the FBI, Calyx became involved with the ACLU in using the legal system and the media to resist illegal government requests for information on Internet users. For six and a half years, Merrill and the ACLU tirelessly challenged the orders contained in the letter, resulting in the establishment of two key legal precedents overturning aspects of the national security letter program.

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  • Nicholas Merrill Speaks Out About Receiving a National Security Letter
    The first rule of national security letters? You can't talk about national security letters. THUMBS UP for protecting the freedom of speech and...

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  • How to book Nicholas Merrill?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nicholas Merrill for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nicholas Merrill, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nicholas Merrill or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nicholas Merrill?

    Booking fees for Nicholas Merrill, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nicholas Merrill, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nicholas Merrill?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nicholas Merrill for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nicholas Merrill for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nicholas Merrill or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nicholas Merrill or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nicholas Merrill is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nicholas Merrill for your event is available upon request. Nicholas Merrill generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Aleph Molinari, Jeffrey Kluger, Ray Kurzweil, Kirby Ferguson and Michael Ellsberg. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nicholas Merrill for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Nicholas Merrill Speaks Out About Receiving a National Security Letter
    The first rule of national security letters? You can't talk about national security letters. THUMBS UP for protecting the freedom of speech and exercising First Amendment rights! Don't forget to...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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