I’ve now added a separate Publications & Research page where links to all of my cyber piracy research and downloadable versions of my papers will appear as they become available.
The papers presented at the BILETA 2007 conference have not yet been uploaded to the BILETA website, so I’ve made a PDF version of the full paper I presented available here for download. The paper presents the results of the exploratory study which took place in December 2006, and argues that there is a danger of the law of cyber piracy being misrepresented to the public and policy makers through means such as the “Piracy Is A Crime” campaign, and press articles such as that recently seen in Empire magazine.
– Confusing The Captain With The Cabin Boy: The Dangers Posed To Reform Of Cyber Piracy Regulation By The Misrepresented Interface Between Society, Policy Makers & The Entertainment Industries (Full Paper – PDF)
A few attendees of the BILETA 2007 conference missed my presentation because it was moved forward by half an hour – apologies for this. The full paper is still yet to be published on the BILETA website, but included here are the slides from the PowerPoint presentation in PDF format and a link to the results of the exploratory study mentioned. Do please keep in mind that the results are raw data – my interpretation of them is contained in the paper which I will link to here as soon as it is available on the BILETA website.
Thank you to everyone who attended the presentation of my paper at the British & Irish Law, Education and Technology Association 2007 conference, and to those of you who showed interest in the area of work afterwards. I will be shortly uploading the PowerPoint presentation from my talk, “Confusing the Captain with the Cabin Boy: The Dangers Posed To Reform of Cyber Piracy Regulation by the Misrepresented Interface between Society, Policy Makers & the Entertainment Industries”, and I’ll provide a link to the full paper as soon as it has been converted to PDF and published on the BILETA website.
Title: Big Crook in Little China: The Ramifications of the Hong Kong BitTorrent Case on the Criminal Test of Prejudicial Effect
Topic: Examines the implications of HKSAR v. Chan Nai-Ming, the first case in the world where criminal sanctions have been applied to a user of BitTorrent, in light of UK law
Written: February 2007
Status: Working Paper – Accepted for publication, due Q2 2007
Download: Full Document