The Law School benefits from one of the largest concentrations of researchers specialising in Media, IT and IP law in the UK. 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 other Schools within UEA, as well as with researchers other universities. media@uea is for research relating to media at UEA, where our researchers work with colleagues from other Schools, including Film, Television and Media Studies, Political, Social and International Studies, Economics, International Development, Languages and Communication Studies, and Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. In April 2014 media@uea and the Law School will jointly host the annual BILETA Conference at UEA.
The Centre for Creativity, Enterprise Regulation and Technology (CREATe) was established in 2012 and is the RCUK centre for copyright and new business models in the creative economy. A consortium of seven universities including UEA and led by University of Glasgow, CREATe actively explores cutting-edge questions around digitisation, copyright, and innovation in the arts and technology and draws on expertise across UEA.
You can read more about the work of our individual researchers by clicking on their personal pages below.
Research active staff
Dr Paul Bernal – Information technology law/Privacy Law
Dr Emily Laidlaw – Internet regulation; privacy and freedom of expression
Professor Michael Harker – Media regulation
Dr Karen McCullagh – Data protection, privacy and social media
Nick Scharf – Copyright and digital music
Sven Gallasch – IP/competition law interface
For more information on media-related research and media law research at UEA generally please visit the media@uea and CREATe web pages.