Professor Dr Thomas Hoeren
Former Visiting Fellow
Professor Dr Thomas Hoeren is based at the Institute on Information, Telecommunications and Media Law (ITM) at Westfaelisch Universitaet in Muenster. He has been a superior court judge, and over the last twenty years has been involved in research on intellectual property and computer law.
At the OII, Professor Hoeren focused on Internet governance and notions of ‘informational justice’ related to access to cyberinfrastructures.
Positions held at the OII
- Visiting Fellow, July – September 2004
18 June 2009
The European Court of Justice has recently decided several cases regarding the EU database protection directive. Will new and monopolistic intellectual property rights undermine free access of the public to information?