- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thesis title: Working Title: The State of Copyright in Photographic Works, a Comparative analysis between the United Kingdom and the United States
- Supervisors: Professor Graham Dutfield, Dr César J Ramírez-Montes
I held a scholarship from King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) to study abroad. Since then I am very thankful for this opportunity that had a profound positive impact on me.
I hold a BA in Business Law from the University of Greenwich and an LLM in International Commercial Law from Brunel University London.
What motivated me to undertake PhD study?
A PhD study gives me the opportunity to acquire deep knowledge about the topic I am interested in while also hone my skills and abilities to do independent research of this scale. It is a challenging yet rewarding endeavour.
What makes me passionate about my subject?
Intellectual Property is a fascinating area that takes centre stage on many various modern issues and it is closely involved with many aspects of our modern life. Intellectual Property completely falls outside the realm of scarcity, since it deals with intangible assets such as information, yet its impact and economic value cannot be overstated.
What are my plans once I have completed my PhD?
When I complete my PhD, I would like to pursue an academic career and work as a post-doctorate researcher.
Photographic works occupy a delicate spot in the realm of Intellectual Property law. The legal sphere encompassing photographs is a tricky area of IP law that represents a point where different rights, such as the right to privacy, freedom of expression and copyright, intersects and clash. Moreover, photographs represent a very challenging area in the context of copyright law where concepts such as originality and the boundaries that define what is considered a protectable expression of an idea and unprotectable ideas are increasingly blurry.
The research will draw its methods from comparative law and it will focus on the legal sphere involving photographic works, with a focus on copyright law, in Common law jurisdictions.