Martin Husovec

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Affiliate Scholar

Martin Husovec is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tilburg (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society & Tilburg Law and Economics Center). He is also a IMPRS-CI Doctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Affiliate Scholar at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet & Society (CIS) and Impact Litigator at European Information Society Institute (EISi), an independent non-profit organization based in Slovakia focusing on the overlap of technology, law & society.

Martin maintains a well-known blog - Huťko´s Technology Law Blog - devoted to technology, internet law, copyright & industrial rights in the European Union. He is an author of a leading open access book on intermediary liability law in Slovakia and Czech republic. His scholarship previously appeared in the journals such as JIPITEC, JIPLP and IIC and includes papers: "The End of (Meta) Search Engines in Europe?", "Injunctions Against Innocent Third Parties: Case of Website Blocking" and "Much Ado About Little: Privately Litigated Internet Disconnection Injunctions" (co-authored). In the field of intermediary liability research, he cooperates internationally as a member of the Takedown Project of UC Berkeley Law and the American Assembly, and the The World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap) of CIS.

His work within EISi was instrumental in several strategic litigations in Europe. Martin authored numerous amicus curiae briefs related to copyright and Internet policy before the Slovak and Czech courts, a constitutional review of the data retention laws before the Slovak Constitutional Court and an intervention before the European Court of Human Rights in a landmark intermediary liability case - Delfi AS v. Estonia.

Martin also advises the Slovak Industrial Property Office on the issues of Internet enforcement and is a member of the European Commission Expert Group on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights.