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 from other universities and with official agencies such as the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).
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 jointly hosted 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. Professor Morten Hviid is a member of the IPO's Unregistered Rights Expert Advisory Group.
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
Professor Michael Harker – Media regulation
Professor Morten Hviid - IP rights and digital markets
Professor David Mead - Freedom of expression and privacy
Dr Michael Hamilton - Freedom of expression
Dr Karen McCullagh – Data protection, privacy and social media
Dr Nick Scharf – Copyright and digital music
Dr Sven Gallasch – IP/competition law interface
Dr Sabine Jacques - Copyright of sampling and parody
For more information on media-related research and media law research at UEA generally please visit the CREATe web pages.