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Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Internet and Culture (iCLIC)


ILAWS academics are all research-active; their work is key to lawyers' and policymakers' analysis and understanding of this new area of legislation.

ILAWS and iCLIC’s members are at the forefront of research in the field of intellectual property and information technology law such as copyright, trademarks, extra-legal norms for the regulation of creativity, online enforcement of intellectual property rights, standardisation of IPR licenses and privacy policies, privacy and data protection, Big Data, information security, surveillance, access to public sector information and open data. They regularly collaborate with researchers from other disciplines for this purpose and are very keen on developing interdisciplinary links.


ILAWS is a partner in the FutureTrust project which addresses the need for globally interoperable solutions through basic research into foundations of trust and trustworthiness.

Data Pitch

ILAWS is a partner in a Europe-wide accelerator offering startups €100k equity-free funding to tackle corporate and public sector challenges with data.

Sea Traffic Management (STM)

ILAWS contribute to the STM Validation project with their expertise in the human factors area in case scenario planning for the European Maritime Simulator Network and in the Analysis and Evaluation of the project.


IPKat blog covers copyright patent, trade mark, infotech and privacy/confidentiality issues.

1709 blog is dedicated to all copyright issues.

Professor Ian Lloyd blog is on Information Technology Law.

Peep Beep blog is dedicated to privacy and information security law.


ILAWS academics produce books, edit academic journals and write journal articles covering all aspects of IT and intellectual property law.

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International Association of IT Lawyers conference

ILAWS organises this prestigious annual conference, which brings together leading academics and lawyers to discuss key contemporary issues.

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