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IP Dispute Resolution: Digital evidence, e-discovery and the changing costs of litigation

About this project
Burkhard Schafer

David Komuves

Lead investigator(s):
Prof Burkhard Schafer
– Mr David Komuves

Start Date: 1st October 2013
End Date: 30th September 2016


This project firstly focuses on the issue of e-discovery, forensic readiness in business environments and the question of digital proof in litigation. Secondly, it explores the potential to make more use of web-enabled research methods that have been developed in the social science and humanities for academic research needs for the purpose of litigation and evidence.

Project outputs include:

  • Copyright implications of assistive computer technology for mental health patients, International Legal Informatics Symposium, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, 23rd February 2013 
  • Agent Technologies for the Digital Copyright Exchange, Second International Workshop on Artificial intelligence and intellectual Property Law, Bologna, Italy, 11th December 2013 
  • LKIF in Commercial Legal Practice: Transaction Configuration from Eurobonds to Copyright, JURIX 2013, Bologna, Italy, 11th December 2013
  • “Druck dir deinen Krieger”: Urheberrechtliche und regulatorische Fragen des 3D Druckens, IRIS 2014, Salzburg, Austria, 23rd February 2014
  • Of Harry Potter and Tanja Grotter: Copyright law, fan fiction and the identity of the fictional object , Future of Identity Network workshop, London
  • You are Pwned: On demand composable systems and the law, Dagstuhl conference on Assuring Resilience, Security and Privacy for Flexible Networked Systems and Organisations, Dagstuhl, Germany, 1st April 2015
  • My mind to your mind… my thoughts to your thoughts – copyright and privacy implications of brain-to-brain emails, GikII 2015, Berlin, Germany, 23rd September 2015
  • Copyright Enforcement and the Privacy Arms Race: Mutually Ensured Destruction?, Computing Science Mini-workshop ‘Student and Faculty Research on Law and Computing Science’, Aberdeen, UK, 29th April 2015
  • Privacy, Darknets, and the Consequences of Copyright Enforcement, 2nd Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law, Winchester, UK, 21st April 2015
  • Drums in the Deep: Copyright Infringement, Darknets, and Unintended Consequences, BILETA 30th Annual Conference, Bristol, UK, 10th April 2015 
  • Second International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and IP Law, Bologna, Italy, 11th December 2013 to 11th December 2013 
  • (Mis)appropriation Art? : Copyright and Data Protection implications of ‘CCTV Sniffing’ as Art, E. Schweighofer, F. Kummer, W. Hoetzendorfer (eds) Abstraktion und Applikation (OCG), 2013
  • LKIF in Commercial Legal Practice: Transaction Configuration from Eurobonds to Copyright, Legal Knowledge and Information Systems – JURIX 2013, 2013
  • The European Commission’s public consultation on the review of EU copyright rules: a response by the CREATe Centre, European Intellectual Property Review, 2014, Also released as CREATe Working Paper 2014/09 (13 October 2014)
  • Law’s Fictions, Legal Fictions and Copyright Law, Max del Mar, William Twining (eds) Legal Fictions in Theory and Practice, 2015
  • Information Quality and Evidence Law: a new role for social media, digital publishing and copyright law?, Luciano Floridi, Phyllis Illari (eds) The Philosophy of Information Quality
  • Project poster