Dr Mireille van Eechoud
University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 525 3406
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Mrs. Mireille van Eechoud is associate professor, and teaches in IViR's Information Law master programme. She is currently based in the United Kingdom where she is a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge. A substantial part of her research focuses on international and European intellectual property law, especially copyright, related rights and database protection. Her most recent book in this field, co-authored with Hugenholtz et al. is Harmonizing European Copyright Law. The Challengens of Better Law Making (Kluwer Law International 2009). Another major area of research is freedom of information law, in particular issues surrounding access to and exploitation of public sector information.
Ever since her doctoral thesis Choice of law in copyright and related rights, Alternatives to the lex protectionis (Kluwer Law International 2003), the private international law aspects of information law have been another recurrent theme in her work. Van Eechoud is a member of the European Max-Planck Group for Conflict of Laws in Intellectual Property (CLIP). This international group of scholars develops principles and aims to provide independent advice to European and national law-makers. Besides the HERA project van Eechoud’s current research includes the relationship between fundamental rights aspects of access to public sector information in relation to intellectual property rights and commercial use of government information.