Prof. Martin Kretschmer - Professor of Information Jurisprudence and Joint Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management, Bournemouth University

Martin has researched projects for the ESRC, Arts Council, Social Science Research Council (NY), and national governments, including a major project on the music industry in the digital environment.

He was visiting Professorial Fellow, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Institute, University of London (2002), and was Guest Fellow, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (2003).  Previously, Martin was consultant editor at BBC Worldwide (1994-5) and a faculty member at City University’s Cass Business School, London (1996-9).

Publications include articles in Law (European Intellectual Property Review, Intellectual Property Quarterly), Social Science (British Journal of Management, Prometheus, New Media & Society), in the national press (ZEIT, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau), and a special issue on software patents (Journal of Information, Law & Technology JILT 2003).

Current projects include an AHRC resource enhancement grant, digitising the primary sources of copyright law (1450-1900) from Venice, Germany, France, UK and US (with L. Bently, Cambridge), and a comparative study of authors’ earnings from copyright funded by the ALCS.

A book on the law and economics of Geographical Indications (with M. Blakeney, Queen Mary) is forthcoming with Edward Elgar in 2006.