We benefit from one of the largest concentrations of researchers specialising in Media, Information Technology and Intellectual Property law in the United Kingdom.

Research into this relatively new and ever expanding field of the law includes work on the human rights and privacy aspects of internet law, the impact of social media on culture and law and patents and unfair competition. Researchers in this field collaborate actively with specialists from our other Schools, as well as with researchers from other universities and with official agencies such as the Intellectual Property Office.

media@uea is for research relating to media with us, where our researchers work with colleagues from other Schools, including: Art, Media and American Studies; Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies; Economics; International Development; and Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. In April 2014 media@uea and the Law School jointly hosted the annual BILETA Conference at UEA.

The Centre for Creativity, Enterprise Regulation and Technology was established in 2012 and is the Research Councils centre for copyright and new business models in the creative economy. A consortium of seven universities including us and led by University of Glasgow, The Centre for Creativity, Enterprise Regulation and Technology actively explores cutting-edge questions around digitisation, copyright, and innovation in the arts and technology and draws on expertise across UEA. Professor Morten Hviid is a member of the Intellectual Property Office’s Unregistered Rights Expert Advisory Group.