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Law Professor Wins Prize For Book on Technical Flow of Information

Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen

August 27, 2013 – The Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR) has honored Georgetown law professor Julie Cohen for her latest book on the legal and technical rules governing flows of information.

In Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice (Yale University Press, 2012), Cohen argues that in making legal rules in the information age, legal scholars should focus on the ordinary, everyday ways people use information and with different concepts of identity.

Each year AOIR awards what it deems the best book published in Internet research. The association calls Cohen’s book “provocative” and “accessible” for readers interested in user practice.

Cohen joined the faculty at Georgetown’s Law Center in 1999. She teaches and writes about intellectual property and information privacy law, with particular focus on digital works and on the intersection of copyright and privacy rights.

She is also the co-author of Copyright in a Global Information Economy (Aspen Law & Business, 2010) and serves on the advisory boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Public Knowledge.

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