User Generated Law

The fast pace of technological and commercial development in the knowledge society challenge intellectual property law due to the time lag and inflexibility of the traditional model of legal regulation, which is based on statutory law. As a response new non-legislative regulatory models have emerged. 

Project period: 2012-2014

The research project “User Generated Law – Re-constructing Law in the Knowledge Society” (2012-2014) looked at these user generated regulatory models.

A international conference with leading international researchers and a conference on “IP Governance by Private Collective Entities” was held in March 2014.

The research was published in a book on User Generated Law (Ed. Thomas Riis) with Edward Elgar in 2016.


Thomas RiisPI Professor
Thomas Riis

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