After graduating from law school at the University of Zurich (CH) in 2001, Philippe Perreaux worked as a copyright lawyer for the largest photo agencies across Europe, including the EPA, the leading photo agency in Europe ( As a lawyer, he has been battling an outdated and complicated system of copyrights for more than a decade. He was always passionate about making copyright easier and usable in the digital age, which is why he also became the representative of Creative Commons in Switzerland