Prof Chris Marsden
|Post:||Professor of Media Law (Law)|
|Location:||Friston Building Fr-241|
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Professor Christopher T. Marsden is Professor of Media Law at the University of Sussex, since April 2013. He was formerly Senior Lecturer (2008-12) then Professor of Law (2012-13) at Essex, having previously taught and researched at Warwick (1997-2000), Oxford (2004-5), LSE (1995-1997).
He is author of four monographs on Internet law:
- "Regulating Code" (2013, MIT Press with Dr Ian Brown),
- "Net neutrality: Towards a Co-Regulatory Solution" (2010, Bloomsbury),
- "Internet Co-regulation: European Law, Regulatory Governance and Legitimacy in Cyberspace" (2011, Cambridge),
- "Codifying Cyberspace" (Routledge/Cavendish 2007 with Dr. D. Tambini, D. Leonardi)
He is also author-editor of the interdisciplinary Internet policy books
- "Regulating the Global Information Society" (Routledge 2000), and
- "Convergence in European Digital TV Regulation" (Blackstone/OUP 1999).
He is author of many refereed articles, book chapters, professional articles, papers in selected proceedings, keynote addresses, and other scholarly contributons.
He has been funded to carry out multi-year research projects by the Economic and Social Research Council (1998-2000), British Academy (2005-7), European Commission FP7 (2011-15), European Commission DG CONNECT (2003-4 and 2007-8), and has served as Advisory Board member on several ESRC, EC, EPSRC and FP7 projects.
He is Media Board Member of the Society for Computers and Law, member of the Society of Legal Scholars, Chair of the Society for Computers and Law 2012 Policy Forum. He was Programme Committee member of the Telecoms Policy Research Conference 2006-8, and is Associate Editor of the interdisciplinary communications management journal 'info' since 2007. He has presented refereed papers at International Telecommunications Society (since 1998), International Institute of Communications (since 1998) and European Communications Policy Research (since 2004) conferences.
He has both LL.B (1989) and LL.M (1994) in Law from LSE, Ph.D. from Essex 2010. He has been Research Fellow or Research Associate of the following universities: Melbourne (1999, 2012), Harvard (1999-2000), Warwick (2000-4), USC Annenberg (2003), Oxford (2004-6), McGill (2010), Keio (2008-10), International University of Japan (2009-date).
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He is a regular international speaker on Internet law and policy issues, and has been cited in The Economist, El Pais, Wall St Journal and many domestic newspapers and journals, as well as GigaOm, ZDNet, Computer Weekly and other online journals.
He has 20 years’ experience in Information Society analysis, research and consulting in academic, thinktank (World Economics Forum, RAND Europe, RE: Think!), government (Independent Television Commission) and commercial (Media Week, MCI WorldCom UK, Shortmedia) organisations.
He has consulted for the governments of South Korea, Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Thailand, Japan, the European Commission, Council of Europe. He has worked on four continents in these roles.
He has given invited keynote speeches for the following international conferences: Society for Computers and Law Annual Policy Forum (SCL 2006-13), British and Irish Law Technology and Education Association (BILETA 2008), International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics (IDP Barcelona 2011-13). He was a participant in the Wharton Colloquium on Media and Communications Law (CMCL 2006-2010) and ever-present at the Harvard-Ruschlikon conference on information policy (2001-7). He chaired the ESRC European Media Regulation Group 1998-2000. He chaired the European Presidency High-Level Conference on broadband policy in 2010, and was the only academic expert invited to address the European Parliament-Commission conference on the open Internet and net neutrality in 2010 and 2013.
Chris is a committed interdisciplinarian, having over the last 15 years published several jointly written papers, book chapters and articles with economists (Jonathan Cave and Campbell Cowie), computer scientists (Ian Brown), and social scientists (Damian Tambini, Stefan Verhulst, Colin Blackman, Christian Ahlert, Simon Forge and others). He is the author of the “Oxford Bibliography of Internet Law” (2012) and chapters on Internet law in several Handbooks. His current research focuses on Internet science, the pioneering interdisciplinary examination of the effects of the Internet on society, and how that should affect the future design of the Internet, leading two Joint Research Areas in the FP7 EINS project: http://www.internet-science.eu/groups/governance-regulation-and-standards
 M3104 Media Law and Regulation
 M3111 Internet Law and Regulation
 PG LLM Cyberlaw
Brown, Ian and Marsden, Christopher T (2013) Regulating code: good governance and better regulation in the information age. Information revolution and global politics . MIT Press, Cambridge MA. ISBN 9780262018821
Marsden, Chris (2012) Regulating content and Internet services: from PRS to net neutrality. In: Telecommunications law and regulation, 4th edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 701-748. ISBN 9780199656660
Marsden, Christopher T (2012) Internet co-regulation and constitutionalism: towards European judicial review. International Review of Law Computers and Technology, 26 (2-3). pp. 211-228. ISSN 1360-0869
Marsden, Christopher T (2011) Internet co-regulation: European law, regulatory governance and legitimacy in cyberspace. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107003484
Marsden, Christopher T (2011) Network neutrality and Internet service provider liability regulation: are the wise monkeys of cyberspace becoming stupid? Global Policy, 2 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1758-5880
Marsden, Christopher T (2010) Net neutrality: towards a co-regulatory solution. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781849660068
Tambini, Damian, Leonardi, Danilo and Marsden, Chris (2007) Codifying cyberspace: communications self-regulation in the age of internet convergence. UCL Press, London. ISBN 9781844721450
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