Posts Tagged 'Propiedad Intelectual'

PhD candidate Blockchain and Law. Amsterdam Law School – Institute for Information Law


The Institute for Information Law, officially established in 1989, is one of the largest research centres in the field of information law in the world. The Institute employs over 25 researchers who are active in an entire spectrum of information society related legal areas: intellectual property law, telecommunications and broadcasting regulation, media law, Internet regulation, advertising law, domain names, freedom of expression, privacy, digital consumer issues, commercial speech, etcetera.


Blockchain technology, especially its open, non-permissioned variant was designed to operate without any central legal authority, making its regulation challenging for a regulatory framework that is essentially geared towards centralized actors. The regulatory history of digital networks, such as peer-to-peer file sharing networks suggests that in the long run few technologies are immune to regulation. The effectiveness of a policy response to a quickly developing technology depends on its ability to simultaneously address substantive and technical challenges. The substantial challenge is finding the right balance between an innovation-friendly hands-off approach, and other, more pressing policy priorities, such as combating cybercrime or providing more efficient, transparent, accountable public services. The technical challenge that regulatory authorities (on national, European and international levels) face is how to avoid badly chosen policy tools that result in regulatory stalemates (as is the case with online copyright enforcement), or leave substantial gaps in regulation (as in the case of protecting users’ privacy online).

As a PhD candidate, you will be researching the regulatory issues, and emerging practices around various blockchain applications. 

Candidates are expected to meet the following requirements. You have:

  • an LL.M. or Master’s degree in law, with a focus on European Information Law, Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology law or related fields;
  • a strong understanding of the EU law;
  • familiarity with the fundamentals of at least one, non-European (US, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, etc.) legal system, with substantial blockchain related activity;
  • a strong interest or (preferably) a degree in any of the following disciplines: sociology, economics, political science, computer science, or science and technology studies;
  • experience with blockchain related practice is a plus;

  • experience or interest in multidisciplinary research;

  • an interest in contributing to the relevant policy debates;

  • fluency in English;

  • creative, critical thinking;

  • reliability and autonomy.

Further information

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Escuela de Primavera Pensamientos y Feminismos Descoloniales

La Escuela de Primavera Pensamientos y Feminismos Descoloniales se realizará del 26 al 30 de marzo en la ciudad de México.

La escuela de primavera Pensamientos y Feminismos Descoloniales Latinoamericanos pretende ampliar la discusión y debate acerca de la descolonización del conocimiento en América Latina. La descolonización entendida en su sentido más amplio como descolonización de la economía-política, sexualidad, raza, género, epistemología, espiritualidad, pedagogía, ecología y las formas de autoridad política no es una opción sino una urgente necesidad en el mundo contemporáneo. Lo que se juega en esta civilización moderna/colonial es la vida misma y el futuro de las diversas especies (humana y no-humana). Esta escuela pretende abordar estos temas con especial énfasis en la descolonización epistemológica en clave de pensamientos y feminismos descoloniales en América Latina. Los proyectos descoloniales son inherentemente plurales, diversos y múltiples. No puede haber un solo lenguaje ni una sola visión descolonial en el mundo hoy. Las diversas historias imperiales/coloniales, resistencias locales y epistemologías no permiten que pueda hablarse de un proyecto mono-universalista de descolonización y liberación. En el momento en que eso pase, se reproduce nuevamente el Uni-versalismo occidentalocéntrico. La apertura a diálogos inter-epistémicos con pensamientos y feminismos descoloniales indígenas, afros y mestizos en todas sus diversidades, es una prioridad de esta escuela descolonial.

Fecha límite para enviar solicitudes: 10 de febrero de 2018.

Mayor información se puede encontrar aquí.


CfP – Annual ISHTIP Workshop

The Call for Papers is open for the Annual Workshop of the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP).

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the establishment of ISHTIP, which held its first workshop in the Stationers’ Hall in London in March 2008. The Stationers Hall, with its special place in intellectual property law and history, seemed an appropriate place to kick off an interdisciplinary society with a particular focus on the interaction of those two disciplines. Ten years on, ISHTIP has deepened its interdisciplinary engagement providing a forum for an array of new disciplinary and critical theoretical perspectives. Influenced by the idea of reflecting on the heritage of ISHTIP itself, and inspired by its location in a city that has a special place in the canon of Western heritage, this year’s workshop invites proposals for papers on the relationship between forms of intellectual property and heritage. The concept of heritage, despite being vaguely defined in law – or perhaps because of this – is part of a rhetorical moving feast in political and cultural discourse. Not only does its apparent subject matter often overlap with the subject matter of intellectual property, it also shares many of the problematic tropes of intellectual property. These include, but are not limited to, matters such as its strongly occidental flavour located in an ordering of knowledge that claims to be universal, its apparently constitutive relationship with social understandings of concepts like culture and innovation, and its uncertain relationship with concepts of im/materiality and in/tangibility. Like intellectual property, it is also characterised by the wide range of disciplinary perspectives that it has attracted. In other ways it is profoundly different. One of the significant differences in the present context is that as an area of study it has, so far, been subject to less colonization by legal scholars. We hope, therefore, that this will generate a particularly rich interdisciplinary exchange in Rome in July 2018.

Date for submission of proposals: 16 February 2018

Further information can be found here.


Humanities Digital Library, una nueva plataforma de publicación de acceso abierto para libros académicos

Humanities Digital Library

Humanities Digital Library, una nueva plataforma de publicación de acceso abierto para libros académicos. La Biblioteca es una iniciativa de la  School of Advanced Study (SAS), dirigida por el Institute of Historical Research (IHR) y el Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS).

Humanities Digital Library

La biblioteca Humanities Digital Library incluye monografías en historia, derecho y clásicos. En los próximos meses crecerá para incluir libros de otras disciplinas. Los socios externos también están participando en Humanities Digital Library. Incluyen a la Royal Historical Society cuya serie de libros ‘New Historical Perspectives’ aparecerá en la Biblioteca, publicada por el IHR.

Más información aquí:



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