The book Internet of Things and the Law: Legal Strategies for Consumer-Centric Smart Technologies (Routledge 2022) has been welcomed as:
“A model for future work in the law and political economy of technology policy” (Professor Frank Pasquale, Brooklyn Law School, author of the bestseller The Black Box Society)
“A timely and brilliant addition to scholarship that should inform forward-thinking regulatory approaches” (Professor Caroline B Ncube, Professor and SARChI Research Chair in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development, University of Cape Town)
“A wonderfully informative and deeply reflective study” (Professor Megan Richardson, Professor of Law, University of Melbourne, and Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society)
“The only comprehensive and thorough legal analysis of the IoT” (Professor Marco Ricolfi, Co-Director of the Nexa Centre for Internet & Society; Professor of Commercial Law, Università degli Studi di Torino; Equity Partner at Weigmann Studio Legale)
My #IoTLaw book has also been positively reviewed in the leading journals in the field i.e. GRUR International, The Journal of World Intellectual Property, International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, Law & Digital Technologies.
The book has been launched at multi-stakeholder events in Italy (Nexa Center for Internet & Society, video recording available on YouTube), Scotland (The Royal Society of Arts – Faculty of Advocates – SCRIPT – Scottish Society for Computers and Law – Centre for Research into Information Surveillance and Privacy – Italian Institute of Culture), Australia (UNSW Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation – IEEE Society for Social Implications in Technology, Australia Chapter; see video), Belgium (Research Group on Data, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society (DRAILS) – UCLouvain – USL-Bruxelles), and England (London IoT Meetup).
The book has been the subject of some podcasts:
- The Indian podcast “In conversation with IPRs & Competition Law” (with Isheta Boruah). This is a weekly talk show and it is widely listened to in more than 47 countries by IP attorneys, antitrust lawyers, students and legal professionals. It is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Castbox, and the Anchor app, and it is publicised on Instagram and LinkedIn.
- You can also listen to “Diritto al Digitale“, a conversation between me and IoT influencer Giulio Coraggio (Head of Technology at DLA Piper) on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Audible. Apologies to the non-Italian speakers!
Italian readers can also check out here the interview I’ve given Valeria Montani about the book for the magazine Diritto Mercato Tecnologia.
You can buy the book here (don’t forget to use the code FLA22 for a 20% discount!)
To have a flavour of the book, you have open access to its Chapter 6 “The Internet of Things (You Don’t Own) under Bourgeois Law: An Integrated Tactic to Rebalance Intellectual Property“. Thanks to the University of Stirling for making OA possible.
This chapter has been ranked among the Top Ten downloads on SSRN under a number of categories, including “Emerging Legal Issues”, “Copyright & Intellectual Property”, “Data Curation & Data Management”, “Digital Asset Management & Digital Curation”, “Information Control”, “Information Networks”, “Internet of Things”, “Regulation of Private Property”.
Upcoming podcast (in English) for the British podcast “In Our Tech Society” (with Paddy Stevens). Set to improve the public discourse surrounding the ethical and legal implications of new and envisaged technological changes, this podcast was created to provide accessible and informative discussions with experts for non-specialists. Their regular listeners include policy experts as well as students. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Listen Notes, Anchor, Amazon Music, and publicised on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Upcoming MOOC on Faculti.net, a platform featuring over 4000 academics and receiving millions of views. Examples include Noam Chomsky and Lawrence Lessig.
Future book launch events:
- At the European University Institute, Florence (Friday 14th April) – discussant Dr Janis Wong