Seminar on Medium Law: Technology in an Age of Convergence @ University of London [Jan 28-29]: Registrations Open

In the launch and discussion of his new book, Professor Daithi Mac Sithigh will set out the case for continuing to acknowledge within regulation, and in some cases use as the basis for special regulation, the medium of communication. This is not to say that every silo ought to be defended on equal terms.

There are plenty of examples where the lines drawn for legal purposes make no sense, and may have never made sense in the first place. We will encounter Morris dancers and lap dancers, space invaders and streaming video, and surprisingly detailed consideration (by regulators) of everything from ringtone subscriptions to titles and credits in audiovisual works.

Finally, Professor Mac Sithigh will propose that the idea of converged, cross-platform, medium-neutral media regulation is unattainable in practice and potentially undesirable in substance.


Professor of Law & Innovation Daithi Mac Sithigh, Queen’s University Belfast
Professor of Internet Law Lorna Woods, University of Essex
Professor Guy Osborne, School of Law, University of Westminster


Dr Nora Ni Loideain, Director and Lecturer in Law, Information Law & Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London


Register online on this page.


29 Jan 2018, 17:30 to 29 Jan 2018, 19:30


Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR


IALS Events Office,, 020 7862 5800

Click here for the official website link. 


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