DiDIY Legal Advisory Board

The DiDIY Legal Advisory Board (LAB) is a honorary body of lawyers, legal scholars and experts who can be consulted for review of legal aspects related to the Digital DIY project and subject matter.

Besides greatly helping the research of (at least) Work Package 6 on DiDIY Legal Issues, Rights and Responsibilities, the LAB will have an important, albeit indirect role also in communication and dissemination. We count on the fact that presence and support of a LAB with such expert members will surely help the Project to get more visibility and attention among several stakeholders, including but not limited to: EU lawmakers, Public Administrators, legal scholars, and makers.

As of May 30th, 2016, the LAB is composed by the following members:

Malcolm Bain

Partner, id law Partners. Also associate Professor at the University of Barcelona and teaching assistant at the Open University of Catalonia, Fellow of the Free Software Foundation Europe, Board member of the Catalan association of Free Software companies and Member of the Editorial Committee of IFOSSLR (International Free and Open Source Software Law Review).

Angela Daly

Angela Daly is a socio-legal scholar of technology with a particular interest in regulating decentralised production via technologies including the Internet, 3D printing and renewable energy. She is Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow in Queensland University of Technology's Faculty of Law (Australia), an adjunct research fellow at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research (Australia) and a research associate at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (Netherlands). Angela is the author of 'Socio-Legal Aspects of the 3D Printing Revolution' (Palgrave 2016) and holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute (Italy) entitled 'Mind the Gap: Private Power, Online Information Flows and EU Law'.

Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the CERSA / CNRS / University Paris II. She is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the concept of governance-by-design as it relates to distributed online architectures, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc. Primavera holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. She is a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & IT Services at the World Economic Forum, as well as the founder of the Internet Governance Forum's dynamic coalitions on Network Neutrality, Platform Responsibility and Blockchain Technology. In addition to her academic research, Primavera acts as a legal expert for Creative Commons and the P2P Foundation.

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, PhD in law and permanent researcher (associate research professor) at French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), heads the Information and Commons Research Group at Institute for Communication Sciences CNRS/Paris Sorbonne/UPMC. She is also a visiting Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science Department of Media and Communications. Her publications are available here. Melanie's research focuses on the techno-legal infrastructure and policy for information and digital commons. She is involved in two EC research projects on commons-based peer-production and community wireless networks. She also works extensively on distributed architectures, open access and licensing (for public sector information, scientific data and publications, public domain works and digital heritage).

In her last book (2016) Digital Golems. Copyright and Lex Electronica, she develops a regulatory model for information sharing based on the mutual influence between law and code, instead of encoding binary rules in the digital devices and algorithms - which she calls golems - that govern our lives and make decisions based on data and traces we leave on networks, platforms and connected objects.
She co-founded in 2011 Communia association on the digital public domain, which she represented at WIPO. She was Creative Commons France legal lead (2003-2013) at at the CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II and worked as a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society of Harvard Law School and at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam.

Andrew Katz

Lawyer specialised in: Technology Law, Free Software and Open Source Licensing, The ‘Opens’ (Hardware, data, etc), Intellectual Property, Media. Managing Partner/Chief Executive of Moorcrofts law firm.







Carlo Piana

A qualified attorney in Italy, Piana has been practicing IT law since 1995, focusing his practice on software, technology, standardization, data protection and digital liberties in general,[1] and serves as external General Counsel to the Free Software Foundation Europe ("FSFE").

Piana has been involved in some of the cornerstone legal cases in Europe, such as the long-running antitrust battle between the EU Commission and Microsoft [2][3] where he represents both the FSFE and the Samba Team, the standardization of OOXML at ISO/IEC, and more recently defending Oracle [4][5] in its attempted acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Piana is a member of the Editorial Committee of the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review ("IFOSS L. rev.") and is member of the board of directors of the Protocol Freedom Information Foundation. In 2008 he established a freelance consulting practice on IT law, where he leads a small group of IT lawyers named Array. (source: Wikipedia)