Law, Society and Popular Culture

Introducing Dr. Guy Pessach

20 July 2010

We were delighted to welcome Dr. Guy Pessach, law professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to the Centre this summer. Guy visited as an Erasmus Mundus exchange program visiting scholar.

Guy's main area of research is copyright and media law. Guy focuses his research on comparative copyright law, political economy aspects of cultural production and innovative technologies. His recent project is a book on copyright and digitized cultural preservation. The purpose of the book is to inquire the manners in which digitization and networked communication technologies implicate on the identity, structure and attributes of cultural preservation and social remembering. Specifically, the book focuses on copyright law's role in shaping, structuring and privatizing networked cultural preservation and social remembering. Whilst many staff were away on leave, Guy was able to meet with members of the Centre, and also some of the masters students who were still around writing their dissertations, and many areas of common interest were unearthed. We hope to be able to welcome Guy back to the Centre later in the year to give a seminar, and to continue this relationship.

Andrea Pavoni undertook fieldwork as part of his PhD studies at the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Read his report here.


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