Charlotte Waelde


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    The focus of Charlotte Waelde’s work lies at the interface between intellectual property law (particularly copyright) and changing technologies, the changes in the law wrought by those technologies, and the impact that those changes have on the way that the law is both perceived and used by the affected communities. Her work reaches out into other domains including intangible cultural heritage, human rights, competition law, international private law and the regulation and promotion of new technologies more generally as they intersect with my core interests.

    Charlotte’s current work is supported by the AHRC, and the European Commission through the FP7 framework and the Competitiveness and Innovation framework programme 2007-2013.

    Charlotte worked in the Law School at the University of Edinburgh from 1995 – 2010 being appointed as Professor of Intellectual Property Law in 2008; in 2010 she joined the University of Exeter Law School as Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Head of School; and in 2016 joined C-DaRE as Professor of Intellectual Property Law. Charlotte was also a commercial lawyer in practice from 1991-1995.

    Charlotte has and holds a number of posts within the community including Chair of the UK Intellectual Property Office Research Advisory Group; AHRC Digital Transformations Theme advisory group and she was an output assessor for the Law Panel at the 2014 REF.

    Charlotte is a member of a number of editorial boards including International Review of Law, Computers and Technology and the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues. She is also an occasional assessor for a range of other journals and publishers including Modern Law Review; SCRIPT-ed; IIC; EIPR; Edward Elgar; Cambridge University Press.

    Research Interests

    Copyright; Human Rights; Intellectual Property Law; International Private Law; Copyright and Digital Technologies; Right to culture and cultural rights; Intangible Cultural Heritage and Law


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