[JISC] Facing the Legal Challenges of Providing
Internet Access in HEIs

Organised by The JISC with support from UKOLN

Brief Biographies of the Speakers

Andrew Charlesworth

Andrew is Senior Lecturer in Information Technology Law and Director of the Information Law and Technology Unit at the University of Hull Law School. He is also IT Director of the Faculty of Social Sciences, of which the Law School is a part. He is a member of the University of Hull's Campus Wide Information Server Editorial Board, and Chair of its Software Policy and User Regulation Group. In these roles he has been responsible for revising and updating the University's internal regulatory regime for staff and student use of computer facilities, with emphasis on the use of Internet facilities.

He has been a member of the General Council of the Society for Computers and Law, the Executive Committee of the British and Irish Legal Technology Association, and a number of Joint Information Systems Committee Working Parties. He is currently Associate Editor of the International Review of Law Computers and Technology (Carfax), and a member of the Correspondent's Panel of the Computer Law and Security Report (Elsevier), and engages in consultancy work on issues relating to copyright and IT law in the Higher Education sector. His writings cover a range of issues relating to Information Technology Law including; computer misuse, computer software copyright, data protection, social exclusion, and legal matters relating to use of the Internet. He has delivered conference papers and guest lectures on these, and other topics, in the UK, Australia and Canada.

Mark Gould

Mark Gould lectures in the Department of Law at Bristol University, where he teaches Public Law, Administrative Law and EU Law. He is also closely involved with computing policy in the University, as he chairs its Computer Users' Committee. In addition to researching more traditional areas of law, he has written a number of articles on the regulation and governance of the Internet, and has addressed conferences and workshops in the United States and UK. He chairs the Internet group of the British and Irish Legal Education Technology Association, and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Information Law and Technology (an electronic law journal).

Professor Charles Oppenheim

Charles is Professor of Electronic Library Research at de Montfort University and Director of its International Institute for Electronic Library Research. His professional and research interests are primarily where law and information meet, e.g. copyright, data protection, trade marks, patents, but he is also interested in information policy, database evaluation, citation studies and the information industry. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Information Scientists, a Fellow of the Library Association and Vice President of Aslib. He is a member of the Follett Implementation Group and of the Committee for Electronic Information (formerly FIGIT) of the Higher Education Funding Councils. He was the Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Inquiry into the Information Superhighway. Charles has written widely on intellectual property matters. He is on the editorial board of a number of journals, and is editor in chief of "International Journal of Electronic Library Research".

Professor Mike Tedd

Mike is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is involved in a number of projects associated with Information Society developments in Wales. He is a member of JISC, and several of JISC's sub-committees, including the Advisory Committee on Networking (ACN) and the Committee on Electronic Information (CEI); he chairs the ACN's Monitoring Sub-Committee and the CEI's working group on Charging. He is Chairman of the Welsh Advisory Committee on Telecommunications, which has a statutory role giving advice to Oftel.