Nicolas Jondet 

Nicolas Jondet is a legal academic specialised in intellectual property and technology law. He is a researcher with the SCRIPT Research Centre in IP and technology law which is based at the Edinburgh Law School. He is also the IT editor of SCRIPTed, the open-access and peer-review technology law journal of the school. Since re-joining the law school in 2013 he has been teaching on a wide range of topics such as International IP law, Manging IP law, the law of E-commerce or IT law. His research focuses on copyright law issues with a particular interest in copyright enforcement and in the evolution of business models and revenues streams in the creative industries. He has been invited at several international conferences to discuss reform of copyright law in the European Union. He is also conducting research on the role of Collective Management Organisations in collecting and redistributing the revenues generated by private copying exception schemes in Europe, starting with the analysis of the French system, by far the most significant of such schemes, as it generates more than €250 million of revenues per year.

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Dr. Smita Kheria 

Dr Smita Kheria is a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law in Edinburgh Law School, the University of Edinburgh. She studied at the University of Buckingham (LLB (Hons)), the University of Cambridge (LLM), and at Queen’s University Belfast (PhD). Before undertaking her doctoral studies, she also practised as an advocate in commercial and intellectual property law.

She combines legal expertise in copyright and related rights with socio-legal research on intellectual property law in the real world. She is a co-author of the textbook Contemporary Intellectual Property: Law and Policy (3rd and 4th edns, OUP). She teaches on a number of Intellectual Property law courses (including specialist masters courses on copyright and related rights and on the relationship between intellectual property law, innovation, and creativity) and also contributes to teaching outside Edinburgh Law School. She is also the Programme Director for the on-campus LLM in Intellectual Property Law in Edinburgh Law School. Read more…