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New blog post: European Court of Human Rights revisits intermediary liability

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has revisited the issue of liability for Internet intermediaries in the case of Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.Hu v Hungary. This is the second time in less than a year that the ECHR deals with…
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has revisited the issue of liability for Internet intermediaries in the case of Magyar Tartalomszolgáltatók Egyesülete and Index.Hu v Hungary. This is the…
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New blog post: The Century of the Self(ie)

In his great documentary The Century of the Self, Adam Curtis explores topics such as consumerism and social control of the masses, but at its heart it is an exploration of collectivism and individualism. It describes the second half of the 2oth century…
In his great documentary The Century of the Self, Adam Curtis explores topics such as consumerism and social control of the masses, but at its heart it is an exploration of collectivism and individ…
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New blog post: Time to #SaveTheLink

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the EU is not about to make linking illegal. The bad news is that the latest proposal from the EU Commission leaves open the door for the creation of an ancillary copyright that would affect the way in…
I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the EU is not about to make linking illegal. The bad news is that the latest proposal from the EU Commission leaves open the door for the creati…
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A few months ago we reported on a couple of decisions by the England and Wales Hight Court declaring private copying illegal (here and here). Incredibly, before 2014 making a private copy of a legally-purchased work was illegal in the UK, which didn’t…
A few months ago we reported on a couple of decisions by the England and Wales Hight Court declaring private copying illegal (here and here). Incredibly, before 2014 making a private copy of a lega…
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Depiction of computing and hacking in Hollywood has long been the subject of amusement for techies around the world. From the preposterous idea that you can hack into an alien computer, to increasingly unbelievable graphic user interfaces, film has been…
Depiction of computing and hacking in Hollywood has long been the subject of amusement for techies around the world. From the preposterous idea that you can hack into an alien computer, to increasi…
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One of the most long-lasting effects of Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013 was that they presented strong evidence that national security agencies in the US and the UK were involved in serious indiscriminate mass surveillance programmes. Furthermore,…
One of the most long-lasting effects of Edward Snowden’s revelations in 2013 was that they presented strong evidence that national security agencies in the US and the UK were involved in seri…
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New blog post: California judge reaches decision in PETA's monkey selfie case

A judge in California has dismissed a copyright case brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where the animal rights organisation claimed that it represented the monkey that took the famous selfie depicted above. The case is that of…
A judge in California has dismissed a copyright case brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where the animal rights organisation claimed that it represented the monkey that …
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Over the years I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Facebook: I love to hate it. As an early adopter, I always have felt that my interaction with the social network was very different to what other people were using it for, and the change in the…
Over the years I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Facebook: I love to hate it. As an early adopter, I always have felt that my interaction with the social network was very different to wh…
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Patent trolls are a blight on the tech industry, extolling licence fees for technologies that they never implemented, sitting on broad claims waiting until enough people are deemed to be using the technology and then suing them. These are not innovators,…
Patent trolls are a blight on the tech industry, extolling licence fees for technologies that they never implemented, sitting on broad claims waiting until enough people are deemed to be using the …
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Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Oracle, IBM, even the common Joe are victims of their portfolio.
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The announcement that hacktivist collective Anonymous has declared war on the Islamic State has been received positively by the public. After the Paris attack some may think governments are not doing enough to protect civilians, so at least it seems…
The announcement that hacktivist collective Anonymous has declared war on the Islamic State has been received positively by the public. After the Paris attack some may think governments are not doi…
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No, the EU is not going to make hyperlinks illegal

Any change that affects the web, affect people. Arthimedes/shutterstock.com You may have read that the European Commission intends to prevent hyperlinks to copyrighted material. The good news is that this isn’t true, but the bad news is that there is a…
Any change that affects the web, affect people. Arthimedes/shutterstock.com You may have read that the European Commission intends to prevent hyperlinks to copyrighted material. The good news is th…
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I have to admit that I am not a big fan of radio. Other than the occasional listen to the always excellent BBC Radio 6, I tend to spend most of my listening time with my own music (iPods still rule!), and podcasts. I have been surprised by the endurance…
I have to admit that I am not a big fan of radio. Other than the occasional listen to the always excellent BBC Radio 6, I tend to spend most of my listening time with my own music (iPods still rule…
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So many Podcast to be listening while I drive or go to the gym, and even when I go to sleep using the iPod and the iPhone.  Absolutely. 
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Education
  • University of Edinburgh
    PhD, 2011 - 2012
  • University of Hull
    LL.M. in International Business Law, 1998 - 1999
  • Queen's University of Belfast
    Master in Philosophy, 2000 - 2002
  • Universidad de Costa Rica
    Licenciatrura, 1990 - 1994
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  • University of Sussex
    Senior Lecturer, 2013 - present
  • Metaverse Research Consulting
    Consultant, 2013 - 2013
  • Innova Technology
    Consultant, 2011 - 2013
  • University of Edinburgh
    Lecturer, 2002 - 2010
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Living in an age of confusion: David Miranda and the concept of "lawfuln...
cybermatron.blogspot.com

Like many privacy advocates who followed Edward Snowden's revelations about the activities of the US National Security Agency and the UK's G

The revolution will be webcast
www.technollama.co.uk

There is a revolution currently taking place online. This is a revolution against the status quo, centralised authorities, political establi

Why net neutrality is not a priority in developing countries
www.technollama.co.uk

This week yours truly has been thinking about net neutrality prompted by a call for regulation in one of the national newspapers. For those

Wikileaks and the dream of the open web | TechnoLlama
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In case you have not seen it yet, Wikileaks has released a video of an American helicopter crew opening fire on a group of men in Iraq, and

Web activism grows up, but beware its narrow focus
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As Wikipedia goes silent today in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), and as other Internet gia

The problem with Anonymous
www.technollama.co.uk

Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot. We see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! It is a

Pinterest and copyright
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Source: 9gag.com via Andres on Pinterest Pinterest, in case you have not heard, is the latest social network. It is sort of like Tumbler

Can a court order stop a torrent file?
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I've just finished reading the fascinating case of AMP v Persons Unknown EWHC 3454 (TCC) via the IP Osgoode blog. This is a BitTorrent case

As Anonymous protests, Internet drowns in inaccurate anti-ACTA arguments
arstechnica.com

There are plenty of good reasons to object to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Unfortunately, many ACTA opponents have focuse

TPP: Welcome to the global war on intermediaries
www.technollama.co.uk

SOPA and PIPA are knocked-out. ACTA is on the ropes... time to relax? Not yet, meet the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the new front in th

TechnoLlama | The cloud is making us insecure
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Keeping local information is a thing of the past. Nowadays everything is in the cloud, haven't you heard? From Dropbox to Google Drive we ke

TechnoLlama | The lost decade of digital music sales
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Relics of a lost era. Whenever the music industry complains about decreasing music sales, the usual culprit is piracy. The jury is still out

The 11 Ways That Consumers Are Hopeless at Math
www.theatlantic.com

This is your brain on shopping, and it's not very smart

Op-ed: MPAA/RIAA lose big as US backs copyright "limitations"
arstechnica.com

As ACTA withers, the US government learns that copyright maximalism won't work.

Monologue: I’m Comic Sans, Asshole.
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Listen up. I know the shit you’ve been saying behind my back. You think I’m stupid. You think I’m immature. You think I’m a malformed, pathe

xkcd: Alternative Literature
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Permanent link to this comic: http://xkcd.com/971/. Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/alternative_literature

SCRIPTed April 2012
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This is the first issue of the 9th volume of SCRIPTed, A Journal of Law and Technology. I can't believe that I've been doing it for 9 years!

Lessons to be learned from the social media patent war
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By now there is growing evidence that software patents do not benefit anyone. Really, software developers, software experts, venture capit

Is the UN trying to take over the Internet?
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For some weeks now I have been seeing an article from the Wall Street Journal popping up practically everywhere in my collective social me