Prof Nicolas Suzor

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Program Leader - The Digital Social Contract

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Laws (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Information Technology (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Laws (Queensland University of Technology)

Nicolas Suzor researches the regulation of networked society. He is a Professor the Law School at Queensland University of Technology, and a Chief Investigator of QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre. His research examines the governance of the internet and social networks, the peer economy, digital copyright, and knowledge commons. He is the author of Lawless: the secret rules that govern our digital lives (Cambridge, 2019).

Nic teaches intellectual property and technology law at QUT. He is an award winning educator, receiving QUT’s David Gardiner Teacher of the Year medal in 2016 and was nationally recognised as a recipient of an Australian Awards for University Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2017 for his engaging and innovative teaching. Nic is also the Chapter Lead of the Creative Commons Australia project and the deputy chair of Digital Rights Watch, an Australian non-profit organisation whose mission is to ensure that Australian citizens are equipped, empowered and enabled to uphold their digital rights.


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QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award