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Exhaustion-harmonization by case law or the clarification of a long standing principle (2015)
Journal Article
Gillen, M. C. (2015). Exhaustion-harmonization by case law or the clarification of a long standing principle

The article discusses the cases related to software companies UsedSoft and PC Box, and appellant Anders Grund regarding the ability of copyright holders in constraining the use of their work in the software field. It mentioned the concern of the Cour... Read More about Exhaustion-harmonization by case law or the clarification of a long standing principle.

DRM and modchips: Time for the Court of Justice to do the "right" thing (2014)
Journal Article
Gillen, M. C. (2014). DRM and modchips: Time for the Court of Justice to do the "right" thing. SCRIPTed: A Journal of Law, Technology and Society, 11(3), 229-244. https://doi.org/10.2966/scrip.110314.229

This paper looks at three key cases; UsedSoft (C-458/13), PC Box (C-355/12) and Grund (C-458/13), on the topic of the extent and nature of a copyright holders abilityto constrain future uses of their copyrighted works in the field of software and cri... Read More about DRM and modchips: Time for the Court of Justice to do the "right" thing.

Lawyers and cyberspace: Seeing the elephant? (2012)
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Gillen, M. (2012). Lawyers and cyberspace: Seeing the elephant?. SCRIPTed: A Journal of Law, Technology and Society, 9(2), https://doi.org/10.2966/scrip.090212.130

This paper considers the problem of Internet regulation, and how it has been exacerbated by poor theoretical models for cyberspace. Furthermore, it considers how the conceptual difficulties with regard to the nature of cyberspace have been replicated... Read More about Lawyers and cyberspace: Seeing the elephant?.

Human versus inalienable rights: Is there still a future for online protest in the anonymous world? (2012)
Journal Article
Gillen, M. (2012). Human versus inalienable rights: Is there still a future for online protest in the anonymous world?

The protection of legitimate political protest is one of the hallmarks of a functional liberal democracy. Certainly, there is increasing legal debate about the parameters of what constitutes legitimate protest and the appropriate scope of police po... Read More about Human versus inalienable rights: Is there still a future for online protest in the anonymous world?.

Bringing the globe into globalization: Models of capacity building and technology transfer (2011)
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Gillen, M. (2011). Bringing the globe into globalization: Models of capacity building and technology transfer. European Journal of Law and Technology, 2(2),

Legal policy on the global stage has combined with history, nature and economics to create an inherently unequal playing field for states seeking to undertake industrial development or agricultural reform at this point in time. The reasons for this a... Read More about Bringing the globe into globalization: Models of capacity building and technology transfer.

For all of our languages we are not natives here (2010)
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Gillen, M. (2010). For all of our languages we are not natives here. International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy, 1(3), 40-55. https://doi.org/10.4018/jide.2010070103

This paper seeks to explore the concept of the digital divide by critiquing the notion of the digital native and its relationship to the legal conception of technology transfer and sited knowledge. It is the contention of this paper that technology t... Read More about For all of our languages we are not natives here.


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