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Prof Chris Marsden

Post:Professor of Media Law (Law)
Location:FREEMAN CENTRE F36
Email:C.Marsden@sussex.ac.uk
Personal homepage:chrismarsden.blogspot.co.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:2705
UK:01273 872705
International:+44 1273 872705

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Biography

Professor Christopher T. Marsden is Professor of Internet & Media Law at the University of Sussex. 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 willing to supervise PhD students on these areas.

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:

  • Economic and Social Research Council (1998-2000),
  • British Academy (2005-7),
  • European Commission FP7 (2011-15),
  • European Commission DG CONNECT (2003-4, 2007-8, 2011-15),
  • European Commission DG JUSTICE (2014-16)
  • and has served as Advisory Board member on ESRC, EC, EPSRC, FP7 & Horizon2020 projects.

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).

His directorial roles include:

  • Media Board Member of the Society for Computers and Law,
  • Chair of the Society for Computers and Law 2012 Policy Forum
  • 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 is a longstanding member of the Society of Legal Scholars and keynoted the Internet Law section at their 2013 Edinburgh annual meeting.

He has both LL.B (1989) and LL.M (1994) in Law from LSE, Ph.D. from Essex.

Role

Professor of Internet Law

Community and Business

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.