Speakers

Network neutrality in the United States by Dr. Gregory C. Mosier, Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA.

Dr. Gregory C. Mosier is Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research interests include technology and law and international business. Prior to his current position he served as Regents Service and Puterbaugh Professor of Legal Studies in Business in the Williams S. Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Mosier is the author or co-author of numerous academic and commercial publications and a recipient of the OSU Regents Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003. He has been honored with the School's Outstanding Teaching Award and the University Extension Faculty Excellence Award. The MBA Student Association named him Professor of the Year in 2003, and he was recognized as the Outstanding MBA Faculty member for 1999Mosier was academic program chair for the MBA program offered by National Technological University. Mosier received a bachelor of science in 1978 from OSU, a juris doctorate from the University of Kansas in 1981 and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from OSU in 1986.

Dr Eliza Mik, Singapore Management University, Singapore.

After leaving the Warsaw Offices of Allen & Overy in 1998, Eliza has worked in-house in a number of software companies, Internet start-ups and telecommunication providers in Poland, Malaysia and Australia, mainly advising on e-commerce and software licensing. Throughout her professional career Eliza maintained a keen interest in all developments (both legal and technical) pertaining to the Internet and its use as an enabler of commerce. Those interests resulted in the 2007 thesis "Contract Formation in Open Electronic Networks," written and submitted at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has spent the two years advising a newly formed telecommunication company in the United Arab Emirates. Her work consisted in drafting and negotiating agreements for the design, acquisition and operation of ICT infrastructure, as well as advising on the legal aspects of PKI, VoIP, data protection and provider liability. She is currently employed as an Assistant Professor at the Singapore Management University, teaching contract law. The focus of Eliza's research remains e-commerce as well as novel software licensing models and open source software.

 

Contractual issues in ecommerce, including electronic signatures, and copyright issues by Jay Forder, Associate Professor, Bond University, Australia.

Jay Forder practised as a Legal Practitioner in Zimbabwe before holding lecturing positions at the University of Fort Hare and the University of Natal, Durban (in South Africa). He is currently an Associate Professor at Bond University, Australia's first private and independent university. He introduced Bond University's first elective course on Information Technology and the Law in 1994, and has continued to teach IT and E-Commerce related courses at Bond since then. He is a co-author of Electronic Commerce and the Law, John Wiley, 2003 and Internet and E-Commerce Law, Oxford University Press, 2008.

 

The Empire Strikes Back? Lessons from the Supreme Court's judgment in Lucas film Limited and others (Appellants) v. Ainsworth and another (Respondents) [2011] UKSC 39, July 2011 by Tim Vollans, Coventry Law School, Coventry University, England.

Tim Vollans is Principal Lecturer at Coventry Law School, Coventry University, England. He obtained his qualifying LLB law degree (with Honors) from Leeds University (UK), and subsequently qualified and practised as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, specializing in high value commercial and fiscal transactions. Retirement from practice enabled him to join Coventry University as a Senior Lecturer and to pursue his research interests at Birmingham University (UK) where he was awarded a LLM (by Research). Tim is a Register Practitioner in Higher Education (UK) and currently leads Coventry Law School's new LLM in International Business Law and teaches on professionally accredited law and accountancy degrees. In addition, he undertakes advisory, moderation, and examining activities with a number of major organizations. Over the last 25 years he has published extensively in the professional and academic press

 

Mr. Bertan Ozerdag

Mr. Bertan Ozerdag has graduated from the Law Faculty of University of Marmara in 1996. He obtained LLM degree in International Trade Law and European Law from the Law School of the University of Essex. He had received the qualification as a lawyer from the Nicosia Bar in 2000 and continued to practice as a lawyer until 2006. In 2006, he was appointed as a judge and sat in the criminal court of Famagusta. In the meantime, he also served temporarily as a member of the asseize court of Famagusta. In 2010, he was qualified as a senior judge. Mr. Ozerdag is currently serving at Nicosia District Court.

Mr. Ozerdag represented University of Marmara both in national and international rounds of Philip J. Cessup moot court competition in Turkey and the USA in 1995. He was the member of the legal team responsible for negotiating and drafting laws for a comprehensive settlement of Cyprus problem so called the Annan Plan in 2004. Mr. Ozerdag attended to the studies and training programs of the UK Judges organized by the Ministry of Justice, Department of the Judicial Studies Board of the UK and Wales in 2008.  He also attended to the seminar of the EU Competition Law organized by the Academy of European Law in 2009, in Trier, Germany. Nowadays, he is working on a long term project with the Eupso of Taiex as a co-organizer on the training of the judiciary.

Dr. Erhan Erçin

Dr. Erhan Erçin graduated from European University of Lefke in 1998 and received his BA degree in International Relations. In 1999, he attended University of Kent, where he obtained his MA in European Studies. He then earned his Ph.D. in EU Politics and International Relations from Marmara University in 2008. Between 2000 – 2004, he worked as a senior expert on EU affairs at Economic Development Foundation (IKV), an Istanbul based think-tank specialised on Turkey-EU relations and EU matters in general. Since 2004, he has been working as the Head of the TRNC Prime Minister’s Office European Coordination Centre. He also advises the Government and the President on EU related affairs. Between September 2008 – April 2010 he was a member of the Turkish Cypriot negotiation team during Cyprus unification talks.