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From Digital Rights Management to Peer to Peer Law

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay
15th February 2017 - 14:30


Melanie Dulong de Rosnay will present a regulatory model for information sharing based on the mutual influence between law and code.

Instead of encoding binary rules into digital golems, the devices and algorithms that govern our lives and make decisions based on data and traces we leave on networks, platforms and connected objects, she proposes to integrate legal and political values into code, and, in the other way around, to export the computer science architecture and values of peer to peer into the law.


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Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, PhD in law (2007) and associate research professor (permanent researcher since 2010) at French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), heads the Information and Commons Research Group at the Institute for Communication Sciences of CNRS/Paris Sorbonne/UPMC. She is also a visiting Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science Department of Media and Communications.

She is a managing board member of Internet Policy Review, OpenEdition scientific publishing platform, and Knowledge Ecology International Europe.

Her publications are available here.

Melanie's research focuses on the techno-legal infrastructure and policy for information and digital commons. She is involved in the H2020 CAPS project netCommons on community wireless networks. She also works on algorithmic regulation, distributed architectures, peer production, open access and licensing (for public sector information, scientific data and publications, public domain works and digital native heritage).

She co-founded in 2011 Communia association on the digital public domain, which she represented at WIPO. She was Creative Commons France co-founder and legal lead (2003-2013) at CERSA CNRS/University Paris II.

As a postdoc, she was employed as a researcher staff member by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino, and the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam.

Before starting her PhD, she worked at IRCAM Centre Pompidou on music information retrieval research projects, in a cultural community center, and for an indie music label. She studied political sciences, international relations, and European law in Lyon, France, Leipzig, Germany, and Tilburg, the Netherlands.

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