Peter Davies, BEd (Liverpool) MA (Manchester), Diploma in Law (City University, London) is a barrister who has held senior legal positions in a number of technology companies, including Microsoft, IBM and Apple Computers. He has acted as a consultant to the OECD on technology law. Before qualifying as a lawyer, Peter Davies worked in education and publishing. He was for some years a research officer at the National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales.

Research interests


Positions held at the OII

  • Visiting Fellow, October 2002 – September 2003



  • Digital Rights Management – Speed Bumps to keep People Honest

    11 March 2003

    This seminar reviews the current state of the arguments in Europe and the United States over Digital Rights Management, and proposes areas where further research might assist in their resolution.

  • Online Piracy: Warez the harm?

    11 February 2003

    This seminar will attempt to describe the main features of the Warez marketplace, and will review some of the steps used by the rightholder and Internet Service Provider communities to respond to it.