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    Research Interests

    Daithí Mac Síthigh is Professor of Law and Innovation at Queen's University Belfast, and took up this post in September 2017. Previously, he was Associate Dean of Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Reader in Law, at Newcastle University (England); earlier posts were at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and the University of East Anglia (England). He holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, as well as degrees in law (LLB, Trinity College Dublin) and humanities with art history (BA Hons, Open University). 

    Daithí's research interests fall into two broad categories. The first is law and technology (including topics such as audiovisual media law, the regulation of the video games industry, and Internet infrastructure and domain names), and the second is public law (especially in relation to languages). He was a a member of CREATe, the centre for copyright and new business models in the creative economy (funded by Research Councils UK), working on three projects, and the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (East Anglia). 

    His book Medium Law was published by Routledge in 2017.

    During semester 1 of 18/19 he will be an Arthurs Visiting Fellow at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto.

    Achievements and Distinctions

    Daithí is a panelist for the UDRP dispute resolution mechanism for Internet domain names, provided by the Czech Arbitration Court, and is a member of the Irish government's Open Data Governance Board. Consultancy work has been carried out for Google and, via the Scottish Centre for International Law, the OECD.

    He is co-editor of the Dublin University Law Journal, book reviews editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, and a member of the editorial board of Communications Law and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Society for Computers and Law. Daithí served for three years as subject section convenor for media and communications law at the Society of Legal Scholars. He is currently an external examiner at the University of Leeds, Queen Mary University of London, and the University of Sunderland, and a member of the Advisory Board to the Information Law & Policy Centre. In addition, he is a member of the AHRC's Peer Review College and the UKRI Future Leaderships Fellows Peer Review College, and has previously served on the Irish Research Council's Outer and Inner Assessment Boards and as an ESRC reviewer. 


    In 18/19 (semester two), Daithí will convene and teach the new stage 3 LLB optional module in media and information law, and teach, with Prof. Ronan Deazley, intellectual property (stage 3 LLB) and copyright in the digital environment (LLM).

    He has previously served as the module coordinator for the public law modules on the LLB degrees and the LLB (Senior Status): Constitutional Law in Context (semester 1) and Rights and Accountability (semester 2).

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    Frequent Journals

    • Scripted

      ISSNs: 1744-2567

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1744-2567


    • International Journal of Law and Information Technology

      ISSNs: 0967-0769

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-3693

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.53 SJR 0.202 SNIP 0.979


    • JCMS Journal of Common Market Studies

      ISSNs: 0021-9886

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-5965


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.65 SJR 1.873 SNIP 1.778


    • Journal of Media Law

      ISSNs: 1757-7632

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1757-7640

      Taylor and Francis Ltd.

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.25 SJR 0.102 SNIP 0.735


    • Juridical Review

      ISSNs: 0022-6785

      Sweet and Maxwell Ltd.

      Scopus rating (2007): SJR 0.473


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