Prof Chris Marsden
|Post:||Professor Of Media Law (Law)|
|Location:||FREEMAN CENTRE F36|
|International:||+44 1273 872705|
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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 has both LL.B (1989) and LL.M (1994) in Law from LSE, Ph.D. from Essex.
He is willing to supervise PhD students in telecommunications and Internet law relevant to his research. Please ensure you have actually read his research before contacting him with research proposals.
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 also presented the keynote lecture at BILETA 2008 and is a regular speaker.
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Chris Marsden serves on the Media Board of the Society for Computers and Law, the United Kingdom professional society for IT lawyers. He has served as Chair of their annual research conference at Herbert Smith in 2008 and 20102, is their Student Ambassador for Sussex, and is on the Organisintg Committee for IFCLA 2016 (the biennial for the international federation of IT lawyers) having keynoted IFCLA 2014.
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. A recent multimedia example is the United Nations Internet Governance Forum 2015 (at 18:20)
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.