Digital Rights – News

A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects – now published July 8, 2019 - A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects (Cambridge University Press) is a book that focuses on 50 objects to tell a history of the intellectual property system, and why it matters today. The book brings together an interesting group of interdisciplinary scholars to tell a wide-ranging audience why they should care about intellectual property.... Read more »
Emile Douilhet awarded PhD with a thesis on EU data protection law June 20, 2019 - Emile Douilhet has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled The Information / Guarantees Balance: Protecting informational privacy interests within the European data protection framework. In his thesis, Dr Douilhet studied the notion of informational privacy, and how it is protected both by the right to privacy and the right to data protection in the EU.... Read more »
Autumn InfoSoc Seminar Series September 5, 2018 - “InfoSoc” is a project launched by the Law Department of Bournemouth University and inspired by the landmark research of professor Roger Brownsword. The idea is to map the landscape of contemporary informational interests and to evaluate a range of recognised and putative rights and wrongs associated with modern ‘information societies’. The foundations of the InfoSoc project... Read more »
CIPPM Co-Director Dr. Dinusha Mendis contributes to FP7 MAPPING Project in Hannover September 22, 2015 - On 22-23 September 2015, Dr. Dinusha Mendis was invited to the First General Assembly of the FP7-funded MAPPING Project. MAPPING – Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property and Internet Governance – held its First General Assembly on 22-23 September at Hannover Congress Centrum. The event brought together stakeholders from three key areas including Internet Governance, Privacy... Read more »
Mind the Terms of Service! A closer look at the ToS with special reference to consumer’s privacy. February 20, 2015 - Do you ever read the small printed details online or you just click away and download your desired app/software without even taking a second look? Our LL.M students Keziah Gitonga, Mehmet Arvas, Amanda Kemmer Soares, Constantinos Papantoniou and Timur Temirgazin have taken a closer look at the ToS of some of the most popular content providers:... Read more »
CIPPM research features in the Report of the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy February 4, 2015 - The Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy launched on the 26th January 2015 after a long period of consultation and research. Argyro Karanasiou has provided evidence discussing lawmaking the digital era and her work is cited (n 18, 23, 73) in the report, which can be found here. On Tuesday 3/2/2015 Argyro attended the reception in... Read more »
CIPPM’s Argyro Karanasiou at the OSCE free media experts panel in Vienna September 24, 2014 - Argyro Karanasiou, a member of CIPPM and Lecturer in Law at BU has been invited by the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe) Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovich to join the experts meeting on open journalism. The high level meeting focused on the human rights and legal implications of Open... Read more »
Argyro Karanasiou’s statement at the LSE International Workshop “The Alternative Internet” September 17, 2014 -   CIPPM’ Argyro Karanasiou has presented her position paper “Fixing Broken Promises: Clean Slates and Human Rights by Design” at the international workshop “The Alternative Internet” at the London School of Economics on September 16th 2014. This invitation-only event was organised by the Department of Media and Communications of London School of Economics and Political Science... Read more »
Online protest: towards a Magna Carta for the Internet July 9, 2014 - CIPPM’s Argyro Karanasiou presented her paper Towards a Magna Carta : A right to online protests? at the 10th International conference on Internet, Law and Politics 2014. The paper discusses the free speech argument for treating DDoS attacks online as the digital counterpart of an online sit in. The paper examines the changing face of... Read more »
A. Karanasiou on the “Internet of Things” April 15, 2014 - On 15th April 2014, Argyro Karanasiou presented her paper “The World’s Fair 2014: Internet of Things, Internet of Rights?” at the 29th annual BILETA conference. Abstract: In 1964, Isaac Asimov in his article ‘Visit to the World’s Fair 2014’ envisioned how New York World’s Fair of 2014 might look like. Just as Asimov predicted, smart... Read more »
Response to the open call for evidence on “Making Laws in a Digital Age” April 1, 2014 - Argyro Karanasiou has submitted response to the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy call for evidence on “Making Laws in the Digital Age“. The objective of the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy was to consider, report and make recommendations on how parliamentary democracy in the UK can embrace the opportunities afforded by the digital world to... Read more »
Do online services respect consent? Presentation at CPDP Conference in Brussels January 23, 2014 - The results of an empirical study on UK websites have been presented by CIPPM director Maurizio Borghi at the 7th Conference on Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) in Brussels, 22-24 January 2014. The study, published on the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, demonstrates the low level of compliance of UK e-commerce website... Read more »
IGF logo Argyro Karanasiou ISOC Ambassador at the Internet Governance Forum 2013 November 5, 2013 - We are delighted to announce that Argyro Karanasiou, a member of CIPPM and Lecturer in Law at BU has been awarded a prestigious ISOC Ambassadorship to represent the Internet Society at the Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum under the auspices of the United Nations, to provide “a transparent, democratic,... Read more »