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Christiane Asschenfeldt


Christiane Asschenfeldt studied law at Heidelberg University, where she developed a particualar interest in the phenomenon of the Knowledge Society. In 1994 she organized a 3-day-symposium with 600 participants for the "Heidelberger Club" entitled "Challenges of the Information Society."

When she continued her Law Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin, she became Research Assistant to Professor Tomuschat, Chair of the International Law Department. Upon graduation in 1998 she obtained a scholarship from the Max Planck Institute in Munich to write a doctorate on "Copyright Limitations in the Digital Age."

This allowed her to combine her passion for the Arts with her experience in International Law and her interest in the Information Society. In May of 2002, she was part of a team that helped the Ministry of Justice implement the European InfoSoc Directive into German Law. Christiane has held various teaching assignments and has published widely on copyright law.

She is now the coordinator for the Creative Commons International Commons project.

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