Edina Harbinja is PhD student at Strathclyde University. Before joining the University, Edina worked as a senior legal associate at the Bosnian telecoms company, BH Telecom Sarajevo.
Meanwhile, as the UK FCO Chevening scholar, she obtained a LLM from the University of Starthclyde, a Masters in IT and telecommunications law. Her work experience includes working for different NGOs, governmental and international organisations based in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Her main research interests are within different aspects of the Internet law and policy, such as: digital assets, online privacy, data protection, online intermediaries, social media, intellectual property as well as telecommunications law and policy.
Edina's PhD research focuses on the area of how the law regulates the transmission of digital assets on death, including notions of access, control, propertisation, and ownership. The research encompasses appropriate areas of private law, intellectual property law, personality law and privacy law, with a comparative perspective (common vs civil law).
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Mark Leiser is a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde. Before joining the PhD Program, Mark was enrolled in the LLB Program, where he excelled in Mooting and formed alongside other students the Alternative Law Society. He recently worked for one of Scotland's top criminal and human rights lawyers on a high-profile criminal trial and wrote written submissions for the Leveson Inquiry into culture and ethics of the media. Mark leaves behind a career in finance and IT sales. He currently is a tutor for the undergrad LLB course, Computer, Society, and the Law
His main research interests are within different aspects of the Internet law and policy, such as: internet governance, democracy, the role of the rule of law in the online world, social media, online privacy, and intellectual property.
Mark's PhD research focuses on asking whether there are identifiable democratic values found across the global Internet community and are these compatible with the current democratic processes of individual States. The research encompasses appropriate areas of Internet governance and the role of democracy in the online world as well as public/private international Law, freedom of expression in cyberspace, IP, and human rights.
Mark R. Leiser
School of Law
Vasileios Karagiannopoulos has studied law at the University of Athens and has completed the Information Technology and Telecommunications LLM at the University of Strathclyde with distinction. His doctoral thesis focuses on the regulation of phenomena of civil disobedience on the Internet and his general research interests relate mostly to cybercrime, security, civil liberties, Internet regulation and online politics. He has been teaching the class of Internet law since 2010 at the University of Strathclyde Law School and will also be teaching the Computer Law (Hns) this year. Vasileios has also published papers on hacking, the contribution of the Internet and social media in the Arab Spring revolutions and on Internet filtering and control by the Chinese regime.
Karagiannopoulos, V. (2012), 'The Role of the Internet in Political Struggles: Some Conclusions from Iran and Egypt', New Political Science, 34 (2), 151-71.
Karagiannopoulos V. (2012), 'China and the Internet: Expanding on Lessig’s Regulation Nightmares', SCRIPTed, 9 (2), 131-153.