Publications

You can find most articles here or here. Some presentations have been uploaded to Slideshare.

Books

  • Networks, Complexity and Internet Regulation: Scale-Free Law, Cheltenhan UK: Edward Elgar Publishers (2011).
  • Technology Transfer, Open Source and Developing Countries, Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing (2010). EBook format here.

Articles

  • With Diane Cabell, “Data Mining In UK Higher Education Institutions: Law and Policy”, 4:1 Queen Mary Intellectual Property Review 3 (2014).
  • With Andrew Rens, “Comparative analysis of copyright assignment and licence formalities for Open Source Contributor Agreements”, (2013) 10:2 SCRIPTed 207 http://script-ed.org/?p=1065.
  • “Video por Internet no es radiodifusión. Análisis comparativo del marco legal de transmisión de contenidos por Internet“, Mundo Mediatelecom (2012).
  • With Abbe Brown and Jordan Hatcher, “The Impact of Free Trade Agreements on Information Technology Based Business”  2:1 Geopolitics, History, and International Relations (2010) , pp. 62–123.
  • Free and Open Source Software” in Edwards and Waelde (eds) Law and the Internet, Oxford: Hart (2009), pp.359-391
  • Google and Book Publishers Settle: Legal and Technical Implications” 4 WIPO Magazine (2009).
  • “If You Build It, They Won’t Come: Placing User-Generated Content in Context of Commercial Copyright Policy” in Mashing-up Culture: The Rise of User-Generated Content, Hemmungs Wirtén E and Ryman M (eds), Uppsala: Uppsala Universitet ABM (2009) pp.97-122.
  • “The license/contract dichotomy in open licenses: a comparative analysis” 30:2 University of La Verne Law Review 101 (2009).
  • Software Patentability: Emerging Legal Issues“, (2008) 6 WIPO Magazine, (December 2008), pp.15-17.
  • “Scale-Free Law: Network Science and Copyright” 70 Albany Law Review 1297 (2008).
  • “Patented Past, Genetically Modified Future? Biotechnology and Developing Countries” [2007] 4 Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.
  • “Legal Challenges to Open Source Licences”, in A. V. Narsimha Rao (ed) Software Patents: Legal Perspectives, Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press (2007) pp.146-155.
  • “The Copyright Web: Networks, Law and the Internet”, in New Directions in Copyright Law Volume 4, Fiona Macmillan (ed), London: Edward Elgar, (2007).
  • “GNU General Public License v3: A Legal Analysis”, (2006) 3:2 SCRIPTed 130.
  • “Open Science: Open Source Licences for Scientific Research”, 7(2) North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology 321-366 (2006).
  • “The Software Patent Debate” 1(3) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 196-206 (2006).
  • With John Usher, “Electronic Money: the European regulatory approach”, in Edwards, L. (ed), The New Legal Framework for E-Commerce in Europe, Oxford: Hart Publishing (2005), pp.173-201.
  • “The drugs don’t work: Access to medicines in the developing world”, Alfa Redi: Revista de Derecho Informático, No.88, Noviembre 2005.
  • “Legal Challenges to Open Source Licences”, (2005) 2:2 SCRIPTed 301-308.
  • “The Digital Divide: It’s the Content, Stupid”, 2005(3-4) Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, pp.73-77, 113-118.
  • “Attack of the Killer Acronyms: The Future of IT Law”, 18(3) International Review of Law Computers & Technology 411-424 (2004).
  • “Viral contracts or unenforceable documents? Contractual validity of copyleft licenses”, 26(8) European Intellectual Property Review 331-339 (2004).
  • “PayPal: the legal status of C2C payment systems” 20(4) Computer Law & Security Report 294-300 (2004).
  • eBay Law: The legal implications of the C2C electronic commerce model” 19(6) Computer Law & Security Report 468-473 (2003).
  • “Eldred v. Ashcroft: Analysis of the case”, E-L@w Review 2003 (10) 4-6.
  • “Electronic Money: A viable payment system?” Techno-Legal Aspects of Information Society and New Economy: an Overview, Guerrero Bote, V. and Zapico Alonso, A. (eds), Badajoz: Formatex, 2003.
  • “Trouble with Prime Numbers: DeCSS, DVD and the Protection of Proprietary Encryption Tools”, The Journal of Information, Law and Technology 2002 (3).
  • “Copyright in Cyberspace: Building fences on the Internet” Alfa Redi, Revista Electrónica de Derecho Informático, No. 109, Octubre 2002.
  • “The ‘New Sharing Ethic’ in Cyberspace”, 5(1) Journal of World Intellectual Property 129-139 (2002).
  • “The Impact of Globalisation on Competition Law”, Democracia Digital 1(11) 2002.
  • “Habeas Data vs. the European Data Protection Directive”, The Journal of Information, Law and Technology 2001 (3).
  • “Habeas Data: an update on the Latin America data protection constitutional right – Parts 1-2″, World Data, Protection Report 1(4-5) 2001.
  • “The future of technology transfer in the global village”, 3(4) Journal of World Intellectual Property 589-602 (2000).
  • “Habeas Data: The Latin American response to data protection”, Journal of Information, Law & Technology 2000 (2).

Reports

Short pieces and reviews

  • “The Player of Games”, Jotwell (2012), http://cyber.jotwell.com/the-player-of-games/.
  • “SOPA and network architecture”, Society for Computers and Law (2012), http://www.scl.org/site.aspx?i=ed24747.
  • “The rise and rise of the software licence”, 6:2 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 128 (2011).
  • “Law and Society Approaches to Cyberspace by Paul Schiff Berman” 7:2 SCRIPTed 412 (2010).
  • “Review of Governance of Digital Game Environments and Cultural Diversity: Transdisciplinary Enquiries”, (2010) 9:1 Journal of Media Law 294.
  • “Review of Open Content Licensing: Cultivating the Creative Commons, Brian Fitzgerald, Jessica Coates and Suzanne Lewis”, (2008) 13:3 Media & Arts Law Review.
  • “Computer Law still delivers”, (2008) 3:4 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 269-270.
  • “Death of a Gold Spammer”, in Settlers of the New Virtual Worlds, Erik Bethke and Erin Hoffman (eds), BookSurge Publishing: Charleston NC(2008), pp.59-61.
  • “Review of Open Content Licensing: Cultivating the Creative Commons, Brian Fitzgerald, Jessica Coates and Suzanne Lewis”, (2008) 13:3 Media & Arts Law Review.
  • “An impressive line-up of law and economics experts” (2007) 2:9 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 359.
  • “Review of Unravelling the Myth around Open Source Licences, by Lucie Guibault and Ot van Daalen”, (2007) SCRIPTed 490.
  • “Back to the Future: Regulation of Virtual Worlds”, (2007) 4:3 SCRIPTed 242.
  • “Review of Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software, by Joseph Feller et al (eds)”, (2006) 3:4 SCRIPTed 485.
  • Review of Protecting the Virtual Commons: Self-organising Open Source and Free Software Communities and Innovative Intellectual Property Regimes, Ruben van Wendel de Joode et al. (2006) 14:2 International Journal of Law and Information Technology 250.
  • “Mobile payment systems – A research project” (2004) 1:1 SCRIPTed.
  • Review of Information Feudalism: Who owns the Knowledge Economy? P.Drahos and
    J.Braithwaite, International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Vol.12, No.2, 2004, pp.238-240
  • “Why SOL?” (2004) 1:1 SCRIPTed.
  • Review of E-Business Law of the European Union, Kroes (ed), 1:1 SCRIPTed.

Keynotes

Conference papers

  • “The Quantum Thief: Negotiating Privacy in the Hyper-Connected World” (September 2013), GikII VIII, University of Bournemouth.
  • With Dulong de Rosnay M, “Open Access to Biodiversity Scientific Data: A Comparative Study” (June 2013), ICABR Annual Conference, Ravello, Italy.
  • “Patentability of Computer Software and Business Methods: Policy, Legal and Technical Issues” (April 2013), Workshop on Intellectual Property and Software, Mauritius.
  • “Licensing Options for Digitization” (September 2012), The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation, Vancouver, Canada.
  • “Complejidad de redes, derechos digitales y tendencias actuales en regulación” (April 2012). III Jornada de Reflexión Sobre Nuevas Tecnologías, Universidad de Costa Rica.
  • “Creative Commons: Enabling Access to Knowledge” (October 2011), Enabling Creativity in the Digital Environment: Copyright Documentation and Infrastructure, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • “Creative Commons Enforcement” (September 2011), Creative Commons Summit, Warsaw, Poland.
  • “The Evolving Role of Intermediaries and the Challenge of Regulating Their Liability” (December 2010), National Workshop on Copyright in the Internet Sphere, National Library, Amman, Jordan, 2010.
  • “Openness and Innovation” (September 2010), Open Science and Regulatory Mechanisms for the Advancement of Stem Cell Technologies, University of Edinburgh.
  • “Avatar Rights Re-visited: Real ID and Augmented Reality” (August 2010), Digital Interactive Symposium 2010, University of Edinburgh.
  • “We Can Tag It for You Wholesale: Augmented Reality and the User-Generated World” (June 2010), GikII V, University of Edinburgh.
  • “Patentability of Computer Software and Business Methods: Policy, Legal and Technical Issues” (June 2010), Intellectual Property, Software and E-Health: Trends, Issues, Prospects, Kigali, Rwanda.
  • “La identificación y el acceso al patrimonio cultural en el entorno digital” (April 2010), Reunión Regional de Directores de Oficinas de Propiedad Industrial y de Derecho de Autor, Santiago, Chile.
  • “El derecho de autor: un aliado en la industria del software” (April 2010), El Derecho De Autor Como Generador De Empresa, Medellín, Colombia.
  • “Long Tail or Tall Tale? Complexity in the Content Industries” (April 2010), BILETA 2010, Vienna, Austria.
  • “Copyleft” (March 2010), COUNTER 2010, Manchester.
  • “Open Science Business Models” (November 2009).  Intellectual Assets Centre Supplier Worpkshop, Edinburgh.
  • “Luddism 2.0, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Web” (September 2009) Gikii 4, Institute for Information Law, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • “If You Build It, They Won’t Come: Placing User-Generated Content in Context of Commercial Copyright Policy” (May 2009) Mashing-up Culture, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • “Cybercrime, Cyber-Warfare, Networks and Resilience” (April 2009) Governance of New Technologies: The Transformation of Medicine, Information Technology and Intellectual Property, Edinburgh.
  • “Virtual Law” (October 2008), Nothing But The Net Annual Conference, Glasgow.
  • “Digital Strategies” (October 2008), Software Cultures Hardware Laws, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, London.
  • “Partners in Copyright Crime: Fan Art Licences” (September 2008), GikIII, Oxford Internet Institute.
  • “La coexistencia de los modelos de código abierto y los propietarios en materia de software”; and “La patentabilidad de los programas informáticos y los métodos de negocios” (August 2008), Seminario Regional de la OMPI sobre propiedad intelectual y la informática en el siglo XXI en América Latina, San José, Costa Rica.
  • “Licensing User-Generated Content in Virtual Worlds” (July 2008) Virtual Policy ’08, BERR, London.
  • “An Introduction to Open Science” (June 2008), Open Science Business Models Workshop, University of Edinburgh.
  • “Software Protection: Copyright and Patents” (May 2008), International Seminar on the Promotion of Innovation and IP in Information and Communication Technologies, Curitiba, Brazil.
  • “From Zero to Hero: Regulation of Virtual Economies” (May 2008), Regulatory Norms and Business Practices in Virtual Worlds, University of Exeter, 2008.
  • “Development and Licensing of Open Source Software” (April 2008), WIPO Sub-Regional Roundtable on Emerging Issues of Copyright in the Software Industry, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • “From Zero to Hero: Building a New Virtual Economy” (September 2007), GikII 2, UCL, London.
  • “Enforcement of Creative Commons Licences” (June 2007), iCommons Summit ’07, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • “Software and Business Method Patents”; and “Scenarios for coexistence between Open Source Software and Proprietary models” (May 2007), WIPO Asia Pacific Regional Seminar on Intellectual Property and Software in the 21st Century: Trends, Issues, Prospects, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • “New Licensing Paradigms” (May 2007), 8th European Intellectual Property International Network (EIPIN) Congress 2006-2007, Universidad de Alicante, Spain.
  • “Response from a Creative Commons perspective” (March 2007), Copyright and Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Playfair Library, Edinburgh University.
  • “Problems with international implementation of anti-circumvention provisions” (November 2006), The 1996 WIPO Copyright Treaties: 10 Years Later, Case School of Law, Cleveland.
  • “Scale Free Law: Network Science and Copyright” (October 2006), Impact of Technological Change on the Creation, Dissemination and Protection of Intellectual Property, Albany Law School, New York.
  • “Scale Free Law: The Shaping of Networks” (September 2006), VI Computer Law World Conference, University of Edinburgh.
  • “Killer Robots, Evil Scientists and Other Tales of Woe: How Technophobia in Culture Affects the Law” (September 2006), GikII Workshop, School of Law, University of Edinburgh, 2006.
  • “Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) and new licensing models; Copyright liability for intermediaries”; and “Copyright issues in Cyberspace”(July 2006), WIPO Seminar on Copyright in the Digital Environment, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2006.
  • “International currents: A report from the iCommons Summit”; and “The UK public sector and the commons” (July 2006), Unlocking IP Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • “Creative Commons and the Common Information Environment” (June 2006), iCommons Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • “GPL v3: A legal Analysis” (June 2006), Second International Conference on Open Source Systems 2006, Grand Hotel, Como, Italy.
  • “Scale-Free Law: The Shaping of Networks” (March 2006), SLSA Annual Conference 2006, Stirling University.
  • “Software Patents in the UK, the EU and the USA” (March 2006), 8th Annual Information Technology Update, London.
  • “The Software Story: Sharing and Open Source” (February 2006), 7th 8th European Intellectual Property International Network (EIPIN) Congress 2005-2006, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor.
  • “Copyleft Licences” (October 2005), V World Congress of Computer Law, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • “Patently Obvious: The Software Patent Debate” (September 2005), SLS Annual Conference 2005, Strathclyde University, Glasgow.
  • “Introduction to Creative Commons” (August 2005), Electric Connections 2005: A Vision for Virtual Scotland, Perth.
  • “The calm before the storm – Legal challenges to open source licences” (July 2005), OSS 2005, Genoa, Italy.
  • “Open Science: Open Source in Scientific Research?” (July 2005), ICABR Annual Conference, Ravello, Italy.
  • “Ten Years of Copyright and the Internet: What’s Next?” (June 2005), Annual Conference on New Directions in Copyright, Bikbeck College, London.
  • “Open Science: Open Source Licences in Scientific Research” (April 2005), BILETA 2005, Queen’s University Belfast.
  • “Open Access Licences” (March 2005), Copyright, Education and Society, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh.
  • “El Ataque de las Siglas Asesinas: El futuro del Derecho Informático” (October 2004), IV World Congress of Computer Law, Cusco, Peru.
  • “Technological Determinism in ‘Code’” (July 2004), Lessig’s Code: Lessons for Legal Education from the Frontiers of IT Law, Queen’s University Belfast.
  • “Open Source: An Alternative Model to IP?” (May 2004), Intellectual Property in the Digital Millennium Conference, organised by the Scottish Society of Computers and Law, Edinburgh.
  • “Share and Protect: Copyleft Licences and Global Technology Transfer” (April 2004), SLSA Annual Conference, Glasgow.
  • “Attack of the killer acronyms: The End of IT Law?” (March 2004), BILETA Annual Conference, Durham.
  • “Viral contracts or unenforceable documents? Contractual validity of copyleft licenses” (August 2003), Mobile IPR, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT.
  • “PayPal and eBay- The legal implications of the C2C electronic commerce model” (April 2003), BILETA 2003, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • “The new sharing ethic in Cyberspace” (June 2001), ETHICOMP 2001, Gdansk, Poland.
  • “Habeas Data: an update on the Latin America data protection constitutional right” (April 2001), BILETA 2001 University of Edinburgh.

Talks and presentations

  • The Impact of Free Trade Agreements on Information Technology Based Business (June 2014). Presented at ICANN 50, London.
  • Comparative Analysis of National Approaches on Voluntary Copyright Relinquishment (May 2014). Presented at the 13th Session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP), World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva.
  • The Centrality Menace (October 2013). Presented at CopyCamp, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Networks, Complexity and Internet Regulation (April 2012). Presented at CERSA, Paris.
  • Propiedad Intelectual e Investigación Científica (October 2011). Presentation for the employees and managing board of INBIO, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica.
  • Derechos de Autor y el Acceso a la Información (May 2011). Presented at the launch of the LibreBus, Universidad de Costa Rica.
  • Creative Commons Costa Rica (April 2011). Presentation to FotoClub Costa Rica, INBIO, Costa Rica.
  • Copyright in Universities (April 2011). Presented at the University for Peace (UPEACE), Ciud. Colón, Costa Rica.
  • Google Books Settlement (May 2010). Presented at ITIP Update, Camara de Comercio, Alicante, Spain.
  • Statement by Creative Commons (May 2010). Presented at the 5th Session of the Committee on Intellectual Property and Development, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Acceso Abierto y Creative Commons (July 2009). Presentation organised by the Vicerrectoría de Investigación, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.
  • Alternativas a los Derechos de Autor (July 2009). Presentation organised by AGITEP, Teatro 1887, San José, Costa Rica.
  • Software Libre: Implicaciones Legales (July 2009). Presentation at the Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología, San José, Costa Rica.
  • Introduction to Creative Commons (April 2009). Learning at Work Week, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.
  • Rapporteur for the Session “Infrastructural Commons” (January 2008). 1st COMMUNIA International Workshop, Technology and the Public Domain, Turin, Italy.
  • Build your own world: User Generated Content, Second Life and Creative Commons (November 2007). Urban Learning Spaces seminar series, The Lighthouse, Glasgow.
  • Software Patents (November 2006). Presentation to staff at law firm Shepherd & Wedderburn for internal training purposes.
  • Illicit file sharing, digital downloading of music and hacking (November 2006). Seminar for Criminology Msc, King’s College, London.
  • Science Commons (November 2006). Part of the Open Science forum at the Digital Curation Conference, Glasgow.
  • Propiedad Intelectual y Nuevas Tecnologías (April 2006). Video-conference presentation to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day. Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED), San José, Costa Rica. Also connected to Mexico, Switzerland, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
  • Speech as a common space (March 2006). Talk to a workshop part of the AHRC project “Exploring the Digital City: space culture politics”, University of Dundee.
  • Software Patents (October 2005). Presentation to the Computing and AI Society, Edinburgh University.
  • IPR in eLearning (September 2005). Presentation for Principal’s eLearning fund awardees, Edinburgh.
  • Introduction to Creative Commons (September 2005). MusicWorks 2005, Glasgow.
  • Creative Commons (June 2005). Presentation for a series of stakeholder workshops with representatives from the Common Information Environment, Edinburgh and London.
  • Cyberlaw – who controls access to ideas on the net? (March 2005). Event in Edinburgh’s Science Festival with Lawrence Lessig and Bill Thompson.
  • Electronic Commerce and the WTO (March 2005). Lecture presented to the delegates of the World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) 2005, University of Edinburgh.
  • Open Source Biotech? (February 2005). Briefing paper to the AHRC Patenting Lives project, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, London.
  • Technology and the Law (January 2005). Presentation to staff and students of the London School of Economics, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor.
  • Validity of Open Access Licences (October 2004). Presentation to the Scottish Society of Computers and Law (SSCL), Edinburgh.
  • Open Source Licences (May 2004). Seminar to the Master in Intellectual Property and the Information Society Law, Universidad de Alicante, Spain.
  • Copyleft, Hacking, Music and the Law (May 12 2004). Staff Seminar at Glasgow University School of Law.
  • Music Downloads, the Technology (April 2004). Part of the “A Gig with a Difference: Music and the Internet” public lecture featuring Alex Kapranos, singer of Franz Ferdinand, Playfair Library.
  • Transfer of technology and software copyright (April 2004). Seminar to the LLM students at Brunel University, London.
  • A New Sharing Ethic: Hacking and Music Downloads (February 10 2004). Criminology Department, University of Leicester.
  • SCO v IBM: The death of Linux? (January 23 2004). Staff seminar at the School of Law.
  • Introduction to Copyright and the Internet (November 12 2003). Presentation to members of administrative staff at the University.
  • Background to Privacy and Electronic Communications (November 7 2003). Presented at the emergency briefing seminar on the new Marketing Regulations. Standard Life, Edinburgh.
  • Access to medicines in the developing world: introduction to the legal issues (November 1st 2003). Debate on access to medicines with industry and NGO representatives, organised by MedSin Edinburgh.
  • Introduction to Data Protection (March 2003). Presented to legal practitioners, Glasgow University, Glasgow.

Media experience

  • Interviewed by El Espectador (Colombia): “La caída del rey de las descargas”, El Espectador (January 20, 2012) http://bit.ly/zF2lxg.
  • Quoted in El Pais: “La justicia belga condena a pagar 4.500 euros por violar una licencia Creative Commons” El País (October 3rd, 2010), http://bit.ly/8XeVf5.
  • Quoted in The Guardian: “JailbreakMe released for Apple devices”, The Guardian (August 2, 2010), http://bit.ly/bSDxs5.
  • Interviewed for Wired UK, “Investigation: Is it legal to jailbreak a UK iPhone?” Wired UK (July 28, 2010), http://bit.ly/a0rxwE.
  • Radio and podcast interview for the BBC World Service’s program “World Have Your Say”, April 6 2010, http://bbc.in/b6tRzS.
  • Research published in my blog has been quoted in several news sources:
  • Radio interview for Talk107 FM, Edinburgh, Diamond & DeAndrade Show, May 16, 2008.
  • TV interview for BBC News 24, May 15 2008.
  • Interviewed for The Times, “Alien knitting patterns undo Dr Who fan”, May 14, 2008.
  • Interviewed for the Daily Mail, “BBC monsters Dr Who fan for creating internet knitting patterns of the sci-fi series’ characters”, May 14, 2008.
  • Interview to the Metro newspaper, “Chili Peppers Suing Over Californication”, November 21 2007.
  • Interviewed by Duluth News Tribune, “Tech-savvy world is wired to trial in Duluth”, October 4, 2007.
  • Cited by Business Week magazine, “MySpace Boots Sex Predators” July 25, 2007.
  • Interview to the Evening Standard and Metro newspapers “Copyright crackdown on YouTube”, October 31, 2006.
  • Interview for Micro Magazine, a computer publication, to comment about Digital Rights Management in the new DVD formats, August 2005.
  • TV interview for the popular Costa Rican program “Así es la Vida”, December 2004.

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