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Martin Winthrop

Visiting Fellow

Martin is a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project (ISP). He has over 10 years of experience practicing Intellectual Property law both in private as well as government practice. In recent years, his practice has expanded to include data protection/information law and constitutional law issues. He is admitted as an attorney at law in New York, as well as a barrister and solicitor-advocate in England & Wales.

His research interests at the ISP include the legal and regulatory issues raised by automated facial recognition and artificial intelligence. He has published articles, book reviews and case comments in peer-reviewed academic journals and edited the leading UK practitioner texts Copinger and Skone James on Copyright and Moral Rights. He was the Deputy Editor of Sweet & Maxwell’s European Copyright & Design Reports (ECDR) for half a decade. He completed his Ph.D. at Queen Mary, University of London as a Herchel Smith Scholar (Emmanuel College, Cambridge), examining U.S. and U.K. third party liability for digital copyright infringements and making proposals for reform. He taught IP law subjects and English Legal System at King’s College London, University College London, and Queen Mary. He holds a B.A. in Law and Business Studies from the University of Warwick and a LL.M. in European Law from the University of Durham