Dinusha Mendis

Dr Dinusha Mendis

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  • Associate Professor
  • Christchurch House C110, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Dr. Dinusha Mendis is an Associate Professor in Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM).

Dinusha specialises in Intellectual Property Law, in particular copyright law, copyright licensing and digital copyright policy and has published widely in this area. Her research also includes exploring the challenges to intellectual property law as a result of emerging technologies and in this context, she has conducted extensive funded and independent research on the intellectual property implications of 3D printing and emerging technologies. She has been invited to speak on the topic at the European Parliament; Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM); UK House of Lords and at various academic organisations and for blue-chip industry clients.

During 2015, Dinusha was on research leave and held appointments as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tasmania Australia and Stanford Law School, University of Stanford California.

Dinusha holds qualifications from the Universities of Aberdeen (LLB (Hons)); Edinburgh (LLM, PhD); Nottingham Trent University (BVC) and has been Called to the Bar of England and Wales and is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple Inn, London.

Research

Dinusha's research focuses on the digital aspects of copyright, copyright licensing and digital copyright policy as well as considering the challenges to Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) as a result of Emerging Technologies. In this context, Dinusha has conducted both independent and funded research in the areas of copyright, digital copyright and IP Implications of Emerging Technologies.

Funded projects which have been completed recently include commissioned research for the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) on the implementation of a parody and orphan works exception (as Co-Investigator) following the Hargreaves Review; project funded by ESRC on Copyright and the Value of the Public Domain (as Co-Investigator) and a Commissioned Project by the UK Intellectual Property Office exploring the IP Implications of 3D printing from a Consumer and Business Perspective (as Principal Investigator).

Dinusha has been involved in the Copyrightuser.org project (collaboration between CREATe University of Glasgow and CIPPM, Bournemouth University) project since 2012 and was Co-Investigator during 2012-2013 and Principal Investigator (2013 - current).

In 2015, Dinusha secured RCUK funding (as Principal Investigator) to carry out further research into the IP implications of 3D printing. The project focuses specifically on exploring 3D scanning, 3D printing and mass customisation of ancient and modern jewellery. This project commenced in October 2015 and is currently in progress.

Journal Articles

  • Bosher, H. and Mendis, D., 2016. Swings and roundabouts: The impact of legal drafting on the language and understanding of copyright law and the need for educational materials. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 1-18.
  • Mendis, D., 2016. Extended Collective Licensing in the UK - One Year On: - A Review of the Law and a Look Ahead to the Future. European Intellectual Property Review, 38 (4), 208-220.
  • Mendis, D., 2015. Customising the Future Through New Business Models: The Impact of 3D Printing and 3D Scanning on Mass Customisation and its Implications for Copyright Law. Script-ed, 1-27.
  • Mendis, D., 2015. Networks of Power in Digital Copyright Law and Policy; Political Salience, Expertise and the Legislative Process. European Intellectual Property Review, 37 (7), 474-475.
  • Mendis, D., 2014. "Clone Wars": Episode II - The Next Generation: The Copyright Implications relating to 3D Printing and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Files. Law, Innovation and Technology, 6 (2), 265-281.
  • Mendis, D., 2014. 3D Printing Enters the Fast Lane. Intellectual Property Magazine, 39-40.
  • Mendis, D., 2013. Unravelling 3D Printing and Intellectual Property Laws: From Napster to Thingiverse and beyond. ORGZine.
  • Mendis, D., 2013. Digital Economy Act 2010: Fighting a losing battle? Why the ‘three strikes’ law is not the answer to copyright law’s latest challenge. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 27 (1), 60-84.
  • Mendis, D., 2013. 'The Clone Wars' - Episode 1: The Rise of 3D Printing and its Implications for Intellectual Property Law - Learning Lessons from the Past? European Intellectual Property Review, 35 (3), 155-169.
  • Nair, A. and Mendis, D., 2012. Response to the consultation ‘Regulating On-line Gambling in the EU: Recent Developments and Current Challenges from the Internal Market Standpoint'. European Journal of Law and Technology, 3, 1-9.
  • Mendis, D., 2010. Back to the Drawing Board: Pods, Blogs and Fair Dealing — Making Sense of Copyright Exceptions in an Online World. European Intellectual Property Review, 32, 582-591.
  • Mendis, D., 2009. Bridging the digital divide: booming or doomed? A study of digital inclusion projects in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nigeria. International Journal of Private Law, 2, 371-384.
  • Mendis, D., 2008. From Sony Librie to Sony Reader and iLiad: the beginning of the end? Legal implications surrounding the eBook debate, Sony Reader and iLiad. International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2, 180-192.
  • Mendis, D., 2008. Streaming, Second Life, "summer" and tennis from SW19: a legal perspective on streaming and Second Life on sporting events. European Intellectual Property Review, 30, 1-3.
  • Mendis, D., 2007. "University Challenge": Balancing the interests of academic authors, publishers and users in Higher Education. International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 1, 293-315.
  • Mendis, D., 2005. David Vaver & Lionel Bentley (eds.) Intellectual Property in the New Millennium: Essays in Honour of William R. Cornish (Book Review). Script-ed, A Journal of Law, Technology and Society, 2 (1), 128-130.
  • Mendis, D., 2005. Show Me the Money: An insight in to the Copyright Licensing Agency and its interaction with Higher Education Institutions. Script-ed, A Journal of Law, Technology and Society, 2 (3), 300-326.
  • Mendis, D., 2003. Historical Development of Exceptions to Copyright and its Application to Copyright Law in the 21st Century. Electronic Journal of Comparative Law, 7.

Books

  • 3D Printing and Beyond: The Intellectual Property and Legal and Implications Surrounding 3D Printing and Emerging Technologies. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers.
  • Mendis, D., 2009. Universities and Copyright Collecting Societies. The Hague, Netherlands: T.M.C. Asser Press (Marketed and distributed by Cambridge University Press).

Chapters

  • Sterling, J.A.L. and Mendis, D., 2015. Structure of Protection. In: Sterling, J.A.L. and Cook, T., eds. World Copyright Law. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1-1856.
  • Mendis, D., 2014. Introduction to Entertainment Law. In: Walmsley, B. and Moss, S., eds. Entertainment Management - Towards Best Practice. Marston Publishers.
  • Homberg, F., Favale, M., Kretschmer, M., Mendis, D. and Secchi, D., 2013. Orphan Works. In: Towse, R. and Handke, C., eds. Handbook on the Digital Creative Economy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1-380.
  • Homberg, F.H., Favale, M., Kretschmer, M.K., Mendis, D.M. and Secchi, D.S., 2013. Orphan Works. In: Towse, R.T., ed. A Handbook for Cultural Economics. Edward Elgar.
  • Mendis, D., 2008. A Private Affair in the UK: Copyright Law in Transition - Private Copying and Format-shifting Exceptions. In: Gaster, J., Schweighofer, E. and Sint, P., eds. Knowledge Rights: Legal, Societal and Related Technological Aspects. Vienna: Austrian Computer Society, 219-228.
  • Mendis, D., 2008. 'Bridge over Troubled Waters’: Bridging the Digital Divide: A Bane or Boom for Developing Countries? In: Kierkegaard, S.M., ed. Synergies and Conflicts in Cyberlaw. Denmark: International Association of IT Lawyers, 381-394.

Conferences

  • Mendis, D. and Bosher, H., 2016. ‘Copyright Law for A-Level Media Students: A Case Study’. In: 30th Annual BILETA Conference 8 April-10 March 2015 University of West of England, Bristol.
  • Mendis, D., 2014. The Copyright Implications of 3D Printing: Where Are We Now? In: 9th International Conference on Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing 7-9 July 2014 Nottingham Belfry Hotel.
  • Mendis, D., 2014. Back to the Future: The use and re-use of objects through 3D Printing. In: Digitization, Public Domain and Informational Monopolies 10 April 2014 Bournemouth University. London: Hart Publishing, 265-281.
  • Mendis, D., 2014. ‘3D Printing, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Files and its Implications for Copyright Law’. In: 29th Annual BILETA Conference 14-16 April 2014 University of East Anglia, Norwich. London: Routledge, 265-281.
  • Mendis, D., 2014. 3D Printing: The Copyright and Design Implications – A European Perspective. In: European Policy for Intellectual Property 3-5 September 2014 European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium. London: UK Intellectual Property Office, 1-60.
  • Mendis, D., 2014. The Application of UK Copyright Law to 3D Printing. In: British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association 14-16 April 2014 University of East Anglia.
  • Mendis, D. and Griffin, J., 2014. 'The BILETA Response to the Consultation on ‘The Review of the EU Copyright Rules’. In: 29th Annual BILETA Conference 14-16 April 2014 University of East Anglia, Norwich.
  • Mendis, D., 2014. The BILETA Response to the Consultation on ‘The Review of the EU Copyright Rules’. In: British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association 14-16 April 2014 University of East Anglia.
  • Mendis, D., 2013. The Copyright Implications of 3D Printing: A UK Perspective. In: 3D Printing: Destiny, Doom or Dream? 14-15 November 2013 University of Leiden, Netherlands.
  • Mendis, D., 2013. From Napster to Thingiverse: The Copyright Implications of 3D Printing. In: 8th Annual GikII Conference 16-17 September 2013 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Mendis, D., 2013. The Rise of 3D Printing and its Implications for Intellectual Property Law - Learning Lessons from the Past? In: 28th BILETA Conference 10-12 April 2013 University of Liverpool.
  • Mendis, D., 2013. 3D Printing and IP Law: The Regulatory Challenges. In: 104th Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference 3-6 September 2013 University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Mendis, D., 2012. What Constitutes Evidence for Copyright Policy? - Festival of Social Science. In: Kretschmer, M. and Towse, R., eds. ESRC Festival of Social Science 8 November 2013 University of Bournemouth. University of Glasgow: CREATe, 1-135.
  • Mendis, D., 2012. 'The Digital Economy Act 2010: limping towards the finish line: will the ‘three-strikes' law be outdated before it can be implemented?'. In: 103rd Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference 11-14 September 2012 University of Bristol, England. London: Taylor & Francis, 60-84.
  • Mendis, D., 2012. 'A New Frontier: 3D printing, IP Implications and the Future: Learning Lessons from the Past?'. In: VII Gikii Conference 17-18 September 2012 UEA London Campus, London. London: Sweet & Maxwell, 155-169.
  • Mendis, D., 2012. 'No Joke: Implementing a parody exception in the UK - Learning lessons from France, Netherlands, USA and Canada?'. In: 103rd Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference 11-14 September 2012 University of Bristol, England. London: Intellectual Property Office, 1-98.
  • Mendis, D., 2012. 'The Digital Economy Act 2010: Two years on and still alive; the question is, for how long?'. In: 27th Annual BILETA Conference 29-30 March 2012 University of Northumbria, England.
  • Mendis, D., 2011. 'R.I.P. DEA? The future of the Digital Economy Act 2010'. In: 102nd Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference 5-8 September 2011 University of Cambridge, England.
  • Mendis, D., 2011. 'The hangover over a Tattoo – Hangover 2: The debate about tattoos and copyright rumbles on'. In: Gikii VI Conference 26-28 June 2011 IT University Goteborg Sweden.
  • Mendis, D., 2011. 'The Digital Economy Act 2010 – One Year On: An analysis of the Digital Economy Act 2010'. In: 26th Annual BILETA Conference 11-12 April 2011 Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester England.
  • Mendis, D., 2010. 'Pods, Blogs and Fair Dealing: Making sense of copyright exceptions in an online world'. In: 24th Annual BILETA Conference 21-23 April 2009 University of Winchester, England. 1-9.
  • Mendis, D., 2010. ‘The Digital Economy Bill: The end of the road for users’ rights and human rights’? In: 101st Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference 13-16 September 2010 University of Southampton, England.
  • Mendis, D., 2010. ‘If Music be the food of twitter, then tweet on, tweet on: copyright issues surrounding Twitter and social media’. In: 5th Gikii Conference 28-29 June 2010 University of Edinburgh, Scotland. University of Edinburgh.
  • Mendis, D., 2010. ‘The Internet, human rights and three-strikes: A legal analysis of the ‘three-strikes’ law and access to the Web as a human right’. In: 25th Annual BILETA Conference 29-30 March 2010 University of Vienna, Austria.
  • Mendis, D., 2009. ‘The Developing Digital Divide and the Future of Technology’. In: 7th Genoa Science Festival 23-31 October 2009 Genoa Italy.
  • Mendis, D., 2008. ‘A Private Affair in the UK: Copyright Law in Transition – Private Copying and Format Shifting Exceptions’. In: KnowRight Conference 18-19 September 2008 Jagiellonian University Institute of Intellectual Property, Krakow Poland.
  • Mendis, D., 2008. ‘Bridge over Troubled Waters: Bridging the Digital Divide – A Bane or Boom for Right holders?'. In: 3rd International Conference on Legal Security and Privacy Issues 3-5 September 2008 University of Economics, Prague Czech Republic.
  • Mendis, D., 2008. ‘From Librié to Sony Reader: The Beginning of the End? Legal Implications Surrounding the eBook Debate and the Sony Reader. In: 2nd International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT 5-7 December 2007 Communications University of China, Beijing China. 180-192.
  • Mendis, D., 2007. ‘On and Off the Silk Road: Is IP an Intractable Part of the Digital Divide?’. In: CSGR Tenth Anniversary Conference, Pathways to Legitimacy: The Future of Global and Regional Governance 17-19 September 2007 University of Warwick, England.
  • Mendis, D., 2007. ‘The Future of the Distance Learner: A Consideration of the Gowers Review on Intellectual Property and Educational Exceptions’. In: 22nd Annual BILETA Conference 16-17 April 2007 University of Hertfordshire, England.
  • Mendis, D., 2006. 'University Challenge: Balancing the interests of academic authors, publishers and users in Higher Education’. In: International Conference on Business, Law and Technology 5-7 December 2006 Copenhagen Denmark.
  • Mendis, D., 2005. ‘A world without Copyright Collectives? – A consideration of UUK v CLA (2001) and University of New South Wales v Frank Moorhouse (1975)’. In: 20th Annual BILETA Conference 6-7 April 2005 Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Mendis, D., 2005. 'Show Me the Money: An insight in to the Copyright Licensing Agency and its interaction with Higher Education Institutions’. In: Copyright, Education and Society Conference 10-11 March 2005 University of Edinburgh.
  • Mendis, D., 2003. 'Creators v Users: The Case for Exceptions to Copyright Law'. In: IUS Commune Workshop 19 June 2003 University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Electronic Journal of Comparative Law.

Reports

Internet Publications

PhD Students

  • Dukki Hong (The Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing and 3D Scanning; https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cippm/2015/10/28/dukki-hong/)
  • Evangelia Papadaki (Copyrighted Content in the Big Data Era: A Focus on Social Media; https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cippm/2015/01/20/evangelia-papadaki/)
  • Hayleigh Bosher (A consideration of online copyright infringement in light of future technological developments: http://www.cippm.org.uk/people/people_detail.php?ID=500)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Tort Law

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Entertainment Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Invited Lectures

  • Invited Talk, ‘3D Printing, Copyright and Software: What is the Mischief? Talk for Federation Against Software Theft (FAST), House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London, England
  • Keynote Speech, ‘The Challenges and Opportunities Presented by 3D Printing’ Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London, England
  • Invited Talk, ‘3D Printing: Where Are We Now? UKIPO Study into the IP Implications of 3D Printing’, FORUM Institüt fur Management GmbH, Munich, Germany
  • Invited Talk (with Dr. Davide Secchi), ‘3D Printing and Beyond: A Legal and Empirical Study into the Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing’, Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market, Alicante, Spain
  • Invited Talk for Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN), 'A Legal and Empirical Study into the Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing: Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations’, London, England
  • Invited Talk on Copyright Reform at the Green Party Conference, Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth, England
  • Invited Talk, MAPPING Project: ‘Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property and Internet Governance’, Hannover, Germany
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at ‘Valuing Knowledge, Creativity and Innovation: Relating Corporate Social Responsibility to Copyright Law’ Workshop, Plymouth Law School, England
  • Invited Talk: ‘On and Off the Silk Road: Is IP an Intractable Part of the Digital Divide?’ CSGR Tenth Anniversary Conference, Pathways to Legitimacy: The Future of Global and Regional Governance, 17-19 September 2007, University of Warwick, England, UK
  • Keynote Speaker: ‘The Developing Digital Divide and the Future of Technology’ 7th Genoa Science Festival, 23-31 October 2009, Genoa Italy
  • Conference Organiser and Invited Speaker: 'Water or the Web: Challenges and Lessons to be Learnt in Bridging the Digital Divide' Privacy Law, Technology Policy and the Internet Conference, 25-26 February 2010, Hyderabad, India
  • Attendance by invitation at the Digital Economy All Party Parliamentary Group, 27 July 2010, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, London, UK
  • Visiting Academic Lecture: 'Three-strikes and You're Out: A Consideration of the Three-Strikes Laws in UK and France' Katholieke Universiteit, 17 February 2011, Leuven Belgium
  • Invited Talk: 'The Rise of 3D Printing and its implications for IP Law: An Enforcement Problem, Again?' 28 May 2013, Conversations in Copyright, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Invited Talk: '3D Printing and Regulatory Challenges', 3 December 2013, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK
  • Invited Talk for a Management Consultancy Serving Blue-Chip Clients: '3D Printing and its Legal Implications for Businesses', 11 September 2013, Hosted by KnowledgeBrief for Focus Innovation Research Group, Broadway House, London, UK
  • Invited Talk: 'IPO Commissioned Research on Parody & Pastiche', 12 March 2014, BLACA, London, England, UK
  • Invited Talk, 3D Printing: Law and Technological Change, 4 April 2014, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
  • Invited Talk, The Application of UK Copyright Law to 3D Printing and Mass Customisation, 7-11 July 2014, Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing International Conference, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Keynote Speaker, '3D Printing: The Copyright and Design Implications – A European Perspective', 4-5 September 2014, European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) Association, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
  • Conference Organiser and Speaker, '3D Printing: A Selection of Stakeholder Perspectives' – Funded by ESRC and hosted as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2014, 7 November 2014, Bournemouth University, England, UK
  • Invited Guest Lecture: ‘UK IPO Commissioned Research on Parody & Pastiche and the New Parody Exception’, 18 November 2014, School of Law, University of Bangor, Wales, UK
  • Invited Talk, (with Professor Martin Kretschmer, Dr. Kris Erickson and Dr. Fabian Homberg) ‘Copyright and Value of the Public Domain – A Legal Analysis’ 5 December 2014, Valuing the Public Domain, Digital Catapult, London, UK
  • Invited Guest Lecture, ‘Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing-Research Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations’, 3 March 2015, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Invited Talk, ‘UKIPO Commissioned Project on the IP Implications of 3D Printing: An Overview’ 5 March 2015, Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
  • Invited Talk, ‘UKIPO Commissioned Project on the IP Implications of 3D Printing: An Overview’ 26 March 2015, IP Australia, Canberra, Australia
  • Invited Speaker at the 13th Annual ECTA Conference, 'Copyright Implications Surrounding 3D Printing', 10-13 June 2015, Hamburg Germany

Grants

  • The Value of Public Domain Works (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), 01 Sep 2013). Completed
  • Projects to Inform Hargreaves Review Implementation – Orphan Works (Intellectual Property Office, 01 Apr 2012). Completed
  • The Provision of Research for 3D Printing and Intellectual Property: Where Are We Now? (UK Intellectual Property Office, 18 Nov 2013). Completed
  • Projects to Inform Hargreaves Review Implementation – Parody and Pastiche (Intellectual Property Office, 01 Jan 2012). Completed
  • Copyrightuser.org- Copyright for AS and A Level Media Studies (Research Councils UK, 01 Sep 2014). In Progress
  • Extending the Open Access Copyright User Portal (Research Councils UK, 01 Sep 2013). Completed
  • Learning Tools for the Copyright User (Bournemouth University, 01 Sep 2012). Completed
  • 3D Printing: A Selection of Stakeholder Perspectives (Economic and Social Research Council and UK Intellectual Property Office, 01 Aug 2014). Completed
  • Copyright Reform: The Implications One Year On (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), 03 Aug 2015). Completed
  • Increasing Bournemouth University’s Profile on 3D Printing (Bournemouth University, 01 Feb 2015). Completed
  • Raising Bournemouth University’s Profile on 3D Printing and Intellectual Property Law (Bournemouth University, 01 Jan 2015). Completed
  • Going for Gold: A Legal and Empirical Study into 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Mass Customisation of Ancient and Modern Jewellery (Research Councils UK, 07 Oct 2015). In Progress
  • What Constitutes Evidence for Copyright Policy (Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), 01 Aug 2012). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Queen Mary University of London, External Examiner (LLM) (2016-)
  • British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association, Executive Member (2012-), http://www.bileta.ac.uk/Membership/Executive%20Committee
  • Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, External Examiner (LLM) (2009-2013)
  • Society of Legal Scholars, Council Member (2011-)
  • University of Edinburgh, Editor (Intellectual Property Law), Script-ed (2004-), https://script-ed.org/about-scripted/editorial-board/; Script-ed, A Journal of Law, Technology and Society
  • University of Westminster London, External Examiner (LLM, MSc) (2013-2016)

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Main Conference Organiser, 3D Printing: A Selection of Stakeholder Perspectives – Co-funded by ESRC and UKIPO and hosted as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2014, 7 November 2014, Bournemouth University
  • Invited Talk, (with Professor Maurizio Borghi), ‘CIPPM: Two Case Studies – 3D Printing and IP Law; Copyrightuser.org’ 8 December 2014, Poole Library, Poole Borough Council, Poole England
  • Contributor to World Intellectual Property Review Article on 3D Printing titled 'The Shape of Things to Come' (Published 1 May 2013)
  • Hosted the 8th Annual GikII Conference at Bournemouth University, 16-17 September 2013
  • Interview given on 3D Printing and Intellectual Property Law following the British and Irish Legal Education and Technology Association Conference held on 10-12 April 2013, University of Liverpool
  • Interviewed by BBC 5Live on the Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing (19 February 2013)
  • Visiting Academic (2012- ) Intellectual Property Law, AFMKU Krakow University Poland

Conference Presentations

  • 31st Annual British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association Conference, Copyright Law for A-Level Media Students: A Case Study, 8 April 2016, University of Hertfordshire, England UK
  • FLAG Conference, 3D Printing, Copyright and Software: What is the Mischief?, 10 March 2016, House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, London England
  • The Intellectual Property Update Conference, The Challenges and Opportunities Presented by 3D Printing, 26 January 2016, London, England UK
  • 3D Printing and IP Rights, 3D Printing: Where Are We Now? UKIPO Study into the IP Implications of 3D Printing, 1 December 2015, Munich, Germany
  • OHIM Enforcement Conference on Tackling Infringement of Design and Copyright Laws, 3D Printing and Beyond: A Legal and Empirical Study into the Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing, 18 November 2015, Alicante, Spain
  • IPAN Workshop on 3D Printing and IP Rights, A Legal and Empirical Study into the Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing: Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations, 11 November 2015, London, England UK
  • Green Party Autumn Conference, Copyright Reform: Challenges and Opportunities, 23 September 2015, Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), England UK
  • Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property and Internet Governance, Unlocking Culture, Stimulating Creativity, 22 September 2015, Hamburg, Germany
  • European Policy in Intellectual Property (EPIP) Association Conference, The UK Intellectual Property Office Commissioned Project on the IP Implications of 3D Printing: Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations, 2 September 2015, CREATe, University of Glasgow, Scotland UK
  • 30th Annual British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association Conference, Copyright Law for A-Level Media Students: A Case Study, 8 April 2015, University of the West of England, Bristol UK
  • Valuing Knowledge, Creativity and Innovation: Relating Corporate Social Responsibility to Copyright Law, Printing the Future: The Copyright Implications of 3D Printing Is there a Need for Regulation?, 28 August 2015, Plymouth Law School, England
  • 34th Annual ECTA Conference 2015, Implications surrounding 3D printing’, 10 June 2015, Hamburg, Germany
  • 3D Printing: The Regulatory Challenges, UKIPO Commissioned Project on the IP Implications of 3D Printing - Conclusions and Recommendations, 26 March 2015, IP Australia, Canberra, Australia
  • 3D Printing and IP Rights, UKIPO Commissioned Project on the IP Implications of 3D Printing: An Overview, 5 March 2015, Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University, Australia
  • Valuing the Public Dom, Copyright and Value of the Public Domain – A Legal Analysis, 5 December 2014, Digital Catapult, London
  • 3D Printing: A Selection of Stakeholder Perspectives, Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing-Research Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations, 7 November 2014, Bournemouth University, England UK
  • Annual European Policy for Intellectual Property Association Conference, 3D Printing: The Copyright and Design Implications – A European Perspective, 4 September 2014, European Parliament, Brussels Belgium
  • 9th International Conference on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, The Application of UK Copyright Law to 3D Printing and Mass Customisation, 7 July 2014, Belfry Hotel, Nottingham, England UK
  • 3D Printing and IP Rights, 3D Printing: Law and Technological Change, 4 April 2014, Hanken, Finland
  • 29th Annual British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association Conference, 3D Printing, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Files and its Implications for Copyright Law, 14 April 2014, University of East Anglia Norwich, England UK
  • 29th Annual British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association Conference, The BILETA Response to the Consultation on ‘The Review of the EU Copyright Rules, 14 April 2014, University of East Anglia Norwich, England UK
  • Parody: A Legal and Empirical Study, IPO Commissioned Research on Parody & Pastiche, 12 March 2014, London
  • Digitization, Public Domain and Informational Monopolies, Back to the Future: The use and re-use of objects through 3D Printing, 10 April 2013, Bournemouth University, England UK
  • 3D Printing and its Legal Implications for Businesses, 3D Printing and IP Law: The Regulatory Challenges, 11 September 2013, Broadway House, London
  • 3D Printing - Industry Game Changer or Just the Latest Hype?, 3D Printing and Regulatory Challenges, 3 December 2013, University of Strathclyde, Scotland UK
  • 3D Printing: Destiny, Doom or Dream?, The Copyright Implications of 3D Printing: A UK Perspective, 14 November 2013, University of Leiden, Netherlands
  • 8th Annual GikII Conference, From Napster to Thingiverse: The Copyright Implications of 3D Printing, 16 September 2013, Bournemouth University, England UK
  • 28th Annual British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association Conference, The Rise of 3D Printing and its Implications for Intellectual Property Law - Learning Lessons from the Past?, 10 April 2013, University of Liverpool, England UK
  • 104th Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference, 3D Printing and IP Law: The Regulatory Challenges, 3 September 2013, University of Edinburgh, Scotland UK
  • Conversations in Copyright, The Rise of 3D Printing and its implications for IP Law: An Enforcement Problem, Again?, 28 May 2013, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • 7th Gikii Conference, A New Frontier: 3D printing, IP Implications and the Future: Learning Lessons from the Past?, 17 September 2012, University of East Anglia (London Campus), London
  • 103rd Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference, The Digital Economy Act 2010: limping towards the finish line: will the ‘three-strikes' law be outdated before it can be implemented?, 11 September 2012, University of Bristol, England UK
  • 103rd Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference, No Joke: Implementing a parody exception in the UK - Learning lessons from France, Netherlands, USA and Canada?, 11 September 2012, University of Bristol, England UK
  • 27th Annual British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association Conference, The Digital Economy Act 2010: Two years on and still alive; the question is, for how long?, 29 March 2012, University of Northumbria, England UK
  • 102nd Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference, R.I.P. DEA? The future of the Digital Economy Act 2010, 5 September 2011, University of Cambridge, England
  • 6th Gikii Conference, The hangover over a Tattoo – Hangover 2: The debate about tattoos and copyright rumbles on, 26 June 2011, University Goteborg Sweden
  • 26th Annual British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association Conference, 'The Digital Economy Act 2010 – One Year On: An analysis of the Digital Economy Act 2010, 11 April 2011, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester England
  • 101st Annual Society of Legal Scholars Conference, The Digital Economy Bill: The end of the road for users’ rights and human rights’?., 13 September 2010, University of Southampton, England UK
  • 5th Annual Gikii Conference, If music be the food of twitter, then tweet on, tweet on: copyright issues surrounding Twitter and social media, 28 June 2010, University of Edinburgh, Scotland UK
  • 25th Annual British Irish Law Education and Technology Association Conference, The Internet, human rights and three-strikes: A legal analysis of the ‘three-strikes’ law and access to the Web as a human right, 29 March 2010, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 24th British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association Conference, Pods, Blogs and Fair Dealing: Making sense of copyright exceptions in an online world, 21 April 2009, University of Winchester, England UK
  • 7th Genoa Science Festival, The Developing Digital Divide and the Future of Technology, 23 October 2009, Genoa, Italy
  • 2nd International Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT, From Librié to Sony Reader: The Beginning of the End? Legal Implications Surrounding the eBook Debate and the Sony Reader, 5 December 2007, Communications University of China, Beijing China
  • 3rd International Conference on Legal Security and Privacy Issues, 'Bridge over Troubled Waters': Bridging the Digital Divide – A Bane or Boom for Right holders?, 3 September 2008, University of Economics, Prague Czech Republic
  • KnowRight Conference, A Private Affair in the UK: Copyright Law in Transition – Private Copying and Format Shifting Exceptions, 18 September 2008, Krakow Poland
  • CSGR Tenth Anniversary Conference, Pathways to Legitimacy: The Future of Global and Regional Governance, On and Off the Silk Road: Is IP an Intractable Part of the Digital Divide?, 17 September 2007, University of Warwick, England UK
  • 22nd Annual British and Irish Law Education and Technology Conference, The Future of the Distance Learner: A Consideration of the Gowers Review on Intellectual Property and Educational Exceptions, 16 April 2007, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • International Conference on Business, Law and Technology, 'University Challenge': Balancing the interests of academic authors, publishers and users in Higher Education, 5 December 2006, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 20th British and Irish Law Education and Technology Conference, 'A World without Copyright Collectives?' – A consideration of UUK v CLA (2001) and University of New South Wales v Frank Moorhouse (1975), 6 April 2005, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Copyright, Education and Society Conference, 'Show Me the Money': An insight in to the Copyright Licensing Agency and its interaction with Higher Education Institutions, 10 March 2005, University of Edinburgh, Scotland UK
  • IUS Commune Workshop, Creators v Users: The Case for Exceptions to Copyright Law, 19 June 2003, University of Edinburgh

Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) in Law (University of Aberdeen, 1999)
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law (University of Edinburgh, 2000)
  • PGCE in Conversion from Scots Law to English Law (PgDL) (Nottingham Trent University, 2000)
  • PGCE in Professional and Legal Skills (BVC) (Nottingham Trent University, 2001)
  • PhD in Law (Copyright) (University of Edinburgh, 2007)

Memberships

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