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Matej Gera

PhD Researcher

Matej is a Slovak-born IP / ICT lawyer. He gained his general legal education at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, where he first encountered the area of ICT / IP law. After successful completion, he was admitted to LL.M. programme EULISP, studying jointly at Leibniz Universität in Germany and KU Leuven in Belgium, improving his knowledge of ICT / IP law. Previously, he has been a part of the legal team in Free Software Foundation Europe, where he worked on the issues relating to open source licensing. He is also an executive member of Slovak think-tank European Information Society Institute, an independent non-profit organization which focuses on the overlap of technology, law & the information society.

His research interests are predominantly in intellectual property and copyright particularly. Additionally, he is also active in other areas of ICT law research such as privacy / personal data protection and e-Government.