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Dr Krzysztof Garstka's picture

Email

kkg22@cam.ac.uk
LLB (University of York); LLM (University of Edinburgh); PhD (University of Nottingham)
Information Governance Research Associate

Interests

Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, Data Protection, Copyright, Intermediary Liability, Privacy, Freedom of Expression, Freedom to Conduct a Business, Human Rights

CV / Biography

Krzysztof holds the position of an Information Governance Research Associate, working with Dr David Erdos on the Human Rights, Big Data & Technology project (hrbdt.ac.uk). He is a member of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law.

Krzysztof's research interests lie primarily in the field of information technology law, with particular interest in online content regulation. In 2016, he successfully defended his PhD thesis at the University of Nottingham, entitled S(h)ifting the Cyberspace - Searching for effectiveness and human rights balance in the realm of online enforcement schemes aimed at digital content infringing copyright, trademarks, privacy or reputation. This doctoral project was focused on finding the most adequate set of pan-European legal tools aimed at the removal of access to online content infringing copyright, trademarks, privacy or reputation. In this work, Krzysztof analysed the vast landscape of online enforcement strategies, with particular attention given to their actual effectiveness and the interplay between the human rights involved. On this basis, he put forward a set of proposals aimed at the reform of the corresponding EU laws, most notably those regulating the role of intermediaries in the online enforcement struggle.

Krzysztof's work was published in leading journals such as International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, and European Journal of Law and Technology. He is also a regular speaker on IP and IT law conferences and workshops in the UK, Poland and Belgium.

During the summer of 2016, he worked at the University of East Anglia as a Senior Researcher on a CREATe-funded project focused on the cultural diversity impact of automated copyright enforcement mechanisms. He is also a UK contributor to the World Intermediary Liability Map project, conducted by the Stanford University, and worked as a research assistant with Prof Patricia Akester, working on the update of the infringement chapter in J.A.L. Sterling’s World Copyright Law (Sweet & Maxwell, 4th ed). He was also an editor for IT law of the SCRIPTed law journal.

Publications

 

Articles

"From Cyberpunk to Regulation – Digitised Memories as Personal and Sensitive Data within the EU Data Protection Law" (2017) Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law (JIPITEC), Vol. 8(3), (forthcoming)

Citation:
(2017) Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law (JIPITEC), Vol. 8(3), (forthcoming)
Published:
Dec 2017

"Looking above and beyond the blunt expectation: specified request as the recommended approach to intermediary liability in cyberspace" (2016) European Journal of Law and Technology, Vol 7, No 3

Citation:
(2016) European Journal of Law and Technology, Vol 7, No 3
Published:
Dec 2016

"The amended Digital Economy Act 2010 as an unsuccessful attempt to solve the Stand-Alone Complex of online piracy" (2012) International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 43(2), 158-174

Citation:
(2012) International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 43(2), 158-174
Published:
Apr 2012

"Stalking as a crime - revision of the Polish Penal Code in the light of the experiences of the English legislature" (2011) Wiedza Prawnicza [Legal Knowledge] 2/2011, 10-25

Co-Author/s:
Przygucki, Paweł
Citation:
(2011) Wiedza Prawnicza [Legal Knowledge] 2/2011, 10-25
Published:
Jun 2011

Conference Papers

"Hiding in Plain Sight? The 'Right to Be Forgotten' and Search Engines in the Context of International Data Protection Frameworks" (Internet Governance Forum 2017 - "Platform Regulation(s)" event organised by the Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility)

Co-Author/s:
Krzysztof Garstka and David Erdos
Published:
Oct 2017
Conference:
Internet Governance Forum 2017 - "Platform Regulation(s)" event organised by the Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility

Reports

The Impact on Cultural Diversity of Automated Anti-Piracy Systems As Copyright Enforcement Mechanisms: An Empirical Study of YouTube’s Content ID Digital Fingerprinting Technology

Co-Author/s:
Jacques, Sabine; Hviid Morten; Street, John
Published:
Jan 2017