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My scepticism towards Bitcoin is well-documented. While I really like the idea of decentralized payment systems and cryptocurrencies, the current implementation of Bitcoin has too many question marks for my liking. While the BTC exchange rate has been…
My scepticism towards Bitcoin is well-documented. While I really like the idea of decentralized payment systems and cryptocurrencies, the current implementation of Bitcoin has too many question mar...
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You may have come across Deep Dream, a visualization tool by Google that uses artificial intelligence to create unique, bizarre, and sometimes unsettling images. Deep Dream is an open source program that uses an artificial neural network to transform an…
You may have come across Deep Dream, a visualization tool by Google that uses artificial intelligence to create unique, bizarre, and sometimes unsettling images. Deep Dream is an open source progra...
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The High Court of England and Wales has declared s1 of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 to be unlawful and contrary to European Law. The article in question is part of emergency surveillance legislation enacted last year by the…
The High Court of England and Wales has declared s1 of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 to be unlawful and contrary to European Law. The article in question is part of emergency...
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My social media timeline has been inundated in the last week with headlines warning that Whatsapp is about to be banned in the UK by the government. The UK’s mainstream media knows a good scandal when it sees one, and therefore it has picked up the story…
My social media timeline has been inundated in the last week with headlines warning that Whatsapp is about to be banned in the UK by the government. The UK's mainstream media knows a good scandal w...
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Besides being one of the world’s most popular pop stars, Taylor Swift is usually recognised for her masterful use of social media. Her Instagram and Tumblr accounts are wildly popular, but are also textbooks examples of how to use the Internet to…
Besides being one of the world's most popular pop stars, Taylor Swift is usually recognised for her masterful use of social media. Her Instagram and Tumblr accounts are wildly popular, but are also...
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This has been a bad week for logic and reason. Or a good week for insane rulings, depending on your take on life. Last year we had a series of copyright reforms, including an exception for private copying; but now the British music industry has managed to…
This has been a bad week for logic and reason. Or a good week for insane rulings, depending on your take on life. Last year we had a series of copyright reforms, including an exception for private ...
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If you have been interested in the evolution of digital content, you may remember the Long Tail. This was a theory that saw life as an article by Chris Anderson in Wired magazine, and then as a hit book released in 2006. The theory states that so-called…
If you have been interested in the evolution of digital content, you may remember the Long Tail. This was a theory that saw life as an article by Chris Anderson in Wired magazine, and then as a hit...
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Last month we reported about a decision by the High Court of Justice decision that declared that a new law making it legal to make private copies of media you own contravened EU copyright law. As the decision was part of a judicial review procedure, and…
Last month we reported about a decision by the High Court of Justice decision that declared that a new law making it legal to make private copies of media you own contravened EU copyright law. As t...
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Some times I feel like I am living in a bizarro alternative reality. The Tories. The Snowden revelations. Chelsea FC. Miley Cyrus. The Minions. The continuing success of the cinematographic works of Michael Bay. But the aspect of modern life that truly…
Some times I feel like I am living in a bizarro alternative reality. The Tories. The Snowden revelations. Chelsea FC. Miley Cyrus. The Minions. The continuing success of the cinematographic works o...
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My social media timeline is filled with links to an article on Torrent Freak by Rick Falvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party. The article is entitled “The Entire Copyright Monopoly Idea is Based on a Lie“.  The article sets out to criticise the…
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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has dealt a blow to existing intermediary liability rules in Europe in the case of Delfi v Estonia.  The decision of the Grand Chamber reaffirms an earlier decision by the first section of the court. For years we…
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has dealt a blow to existing intermediary liability rules in Europe in the case of Delfi v Estonia.  The decision of the Grand Chamber reaffirms an earlie...
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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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Costa Rica - Paris - Edinburgh
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  • 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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Andrés Guadamuz González
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Living in an age of confusion: David Miranda and the concept of "lawfuln...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This is your brain on shopping, and it's not very smart

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