About me

From October 2015, Martin is Assistant Professor at the University in Tilburg (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society & Tilburg Law and Economics Center).

His other present/past affiliations include:

For the list of past talks, see here.

Martin's core research explores various interfaces of technology with Trademark Law, Copyright Law, Unfair Competition law, Rights Enforcement, Human rights and Private International Law.

Martin previously took a role of a legal expert for several projects or reports, such as Public Domain Calculator - on public domain in Slovakia (coordinated by Institute for Information Law (IViR) of Amsterdam University); INVODAS - on data retention in Slovakia (coordinated by Institute for European Media Law); ALAI National Report - on German liability of intermediaries (coordinated by Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law); Official EU Pilot field study on the functioning of the national judicial systems for the application of competition law rules; Study on freedom of expression and filtering, blocking and take-down for the Council of Europe.

You can contact Martin either via email martin [at] husovec [dot] eu (preferred option) or via my Twitter or Linkedin; Critique, comments, any interesting suggestions for research co-operation, public speaking, lecturing or other kinds of collaboration are always welcome.

In 2013, Huťko´s Technology Law Blog was listed by Barry Sookman among "the most popular intellectual property and technology law blogs", which was of course a great honor for me. Nevertheless, I am still running this blog as a hobby activity and use it as sort of a small research place [since 2008]. All the opinions presented on this blog are of course solely mine and do not represent views of organizations I am affiliated with.

My work is probably best delineated by these two quotes of Lawrence Lessig:
  • “Before the monopoly should be permitted, there must be reason to believe it will do some good - for society, and not just for monopoly holders."
  • “A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.”