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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). His LLB and PhD are from Trinity College Dublin.

      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.

      Achievements and Distinctions

      Daithí is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Society for Computers and Law, 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. He is 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. Formerly, he was convenor for media and communications law in the Society of Legal Scholars from 2011-2014.

      He is a panelist for the UDRP dispute resolution mechanism for Internet domain names, provided by the Czech Arbitration Court, and a member of the AHRC's Peer Review College and the Irish Research Council's Outer and Inner Assessment Boards. Previous consultancy work has been carried out for Google and for the OECD.


      Daithí is the module coordinator for the public law modules on the LLB degrees and the LLB (Senior Status): Constitutional Law in Context (semester 1, alongside Prof. Colin Harvey) and Rights and Accountability (semester 2, alongside Prof. Christopher McCrudden). He also teaches intellectual property (stage 3 LLB) and copyright in the digital environment (LLM), with Prof. Ronan Deazley, and the defamation and privacy components of Tort (for students taking the JD programme).

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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 (2016): CiteScore 0.6 SJR 0.18 SNIP 0.69


      • JCMS Journal of Common Market Studies

        ISSNs: 0021-9886

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1468-5965


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.51 SJR 2.423 SNIP 1.829


      • Journal of Media Law

        ISSNs: 1757-7632

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1757-7640

        Taylor and Francis Ltd.

        Scopus rating (2012): SJR 0.103 SNIP 0


      • Juridical Review

        ISSNs: 0022-6785

        Sweet and Maxwell Ltd.

        Scopus rating (2007): SJR 0.473


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