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Laurence Diver

Senior and Postdoctoral Researcher
+32 2 629 24 60

Biography

Laurence is the post-doctoral researcher in the CoHuBiCoL project’s legal team. He holds LL.B. (Hons, first class) and LL.M. (Innovation, Technology & Law, with distinction) degrees from the University of Edinburgh, as well as diplomas in legal practice and software development. He will shortly complete a Ph.D. in legal theory and design at Edinburgh, supervised by Professor Burkhard Schafer. He is interested in the theoretical cross-over between law and technology and the questions of legitimacy raised by the private production of software normativity. He has previously worked as a research assistant for Professor Burkhard Schafer as part of the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre (CREATe) and for Professor Lilian Edwards at Strathclyde University. Prior to his postgraduate studies he worked as a legal assistant at the Scottish Law Commission, and as a professional web developer in the private sector 

 

You can read more about his research and publications at laurenced.org and follow him on Twitter @laurence_diver. 

Location

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

Publications

Law as a User: Design, Affordance, and the Technological Mediation of Norms

01/01/2018
Law as a User: Design, Affordance, and the Technological Mediation of Norms Diver, L. E. , 2018 , In : SCRIPT-ed. 15 , 1 , p. 4-41

Research output : Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review

Technology law scholars have recently started to consider the...

Opening the black box: Petri nets and Privacy by Design

01/01/2017
Opening the black box: Petri nets and Privacy by Design Diver, L. E. & Schafer, B., 2017 , In : International Review of Law, Computers & Technology. 31 , 1 , p. 68-90

Research output : Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review

Building on the growing...

From Privacy Impact Assessment to Social Impact Assessment

01/01/2016
From Privacy Impact Assessment to Social Impact Assessment Edwards, L., MacAuley, D. & Diver, L. E. , 2016 , Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW), 2016 IEEE.

Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference paper › Research

Original...

A fourth law of robotics? Copyright and the law and ethics of machine co-production

01/01/2015
A fourth law of robotics? Copyright and the law and ethics of machine co-production Schafer, B., Komuves, D., Niebla Zatarain, J. M. & Diver, L. E. , 2015 , In : Artificial Intelligence & Law. 23 , 3 , p. 217–240

Research output : Contribution to journal › Article ›...

Would the current ambiguities within the legal protection of software be solved by the creation of a sui generis property right for computer programs?

01/01/2008
Would the current ambiguities within the legal protection of software be solved by the creation of a sui generis property right for computer programs? Diver, L. E. , 2008 , In : Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice. 3 , 2 , p. 125–138

Research output : Contribution...