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Urs Gasser

Dr. Urs Gasser is an associate professor of law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), where he serves as the director of the Research Center for Information Law (www.fir.unisg.ch). He is a graduate of the University of St. Gallen (S.J.D. 2001, J.D. 1997) and Harvard Law School (LL.M. 2003). Before joining the St. Gallen faculty, Urs spent three years as a research and teaching fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where he has recently been appointed Faculty Fellow. At the Berkman Center, he was the lead fellow on the Digital Media Project, a multidisciplinary research project aimed at exploring the transition from offline/analog to online/digital media.

Urs’ research focuses on legal frameworks aimed at regulating information and communication processes, and on the effects of structural changes in the information environment on the legal system. Current research projects explore the regulation of digital media (with emphasis on IP law), the anatomy of informational standards, and information quality issues.

Urs is a registered Attorney-at-Law in Switzerland, was chairman of the Forum for European Information Law at the 1st European Jurists' Day and the 64th Deutscher Juristentag, and has published and edited, respectively, six books and has written over 50 articles in books, law reviews, and professional journals. Most recently, he released an article on search engine regulation, and an extensive comparative legal study on anticircumvention legislation. He frequently acts as a commentator on comparative law issues for the US and European media. Further information is available from his homepage.

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