Bio

Sunimal Mendis is an Assistant Professor in Intellectual Property Law at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) of the Tilburg University, The Netherlands. She holds a PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich (awarded by the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich) and was a Fellow of the 2020 Research Sprint on AI and Platform Governance organized by the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Berlin. Her research explores issues at the interface of intellectual property (IP) law, the digital economy and digital culture and focuses on the need to calibrate current legal, regulatory and policy frameworks in order to render IP law a more effective tool for optimizing social and economic value creation within the new digital environment.

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Recent publications

  1. Rapport D1- Autoriteit Online Terroristisch en Kinderpornografisch Ma…

    Koops, B-J., van der Sloot, B., Kamara, I., Mendis, S., & Boot, J. (2022). Rapport D1- Autoriteit Online Terroristisch en Kinderpornografisch Materiaal. Ministerie van Justitie en Veiligheid.
  2. Democratic discourse in the digital public sphere - Re-imagining copy…

    Mendis, S. (2021). Democratic discourse in the digital public sphere: Re-imagining copyright enforcement on online social media platforms. In C. Ghezzi, E. Lee, E. Prem, & H. Werthner (Eds.), Perspectives on digital humanism Springer Verlag. https://dighum.ec.tuwien.ac.at/perspectives-on-digital-humanism/democratic-discourse-in-the-digital-public-sphere-re-imagining-copyright-enforcement-on-online-social-media-platforms/
  3. Freedom of expression in the digital public sphere - Strategies for b…

    Mendis, S., Cowls, J., Darius, P., Golunova, V., Prem, E., Santistevan, D., & Wang, W. W. (2020, Dec 3). Freedom of expression in the digital public sphere: Strategies for bridging information and accountability gaps in algorithmic content moderation. Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.
  4. Monitoring and filtering - European reform or global trend?

    Mendis, S., & Frosio, G. (2020). Monitoring and filtering: European reform or global trend? In G. Frosio (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability (pp. 544-565). Oxford University Press.
  5. A copyright gambit - On the need for exclusive rights in digitised ve…

    Mendis, S. (2019). A copyright gambit: On the need for exclusive rights in digitised versions of public domain textual materials in Europe. (Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition; Vol. 11). Springer Verlag.

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