About me

Short Bio

Martin is an Assistant Professor of Law at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His scholarship focuses on innovation and digital liberties, in particular, regulation of intellectual property and freedom of expression.

Longer Bio

Martin Husovec is an Assistant Professor of Law at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His scholarship focuses on innovation and digital liberties, in particular, regulation of intellectual property and freedom of expression. 

Martin obtained his Ph.D. from the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, and Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich for his work on injunctions against intermediaries (published with Cambridge University Press, 2017). Between 2015-2020, he was Assistant Professor at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, appointed jointly by Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). He held visiting appointments at Stanford Law School (2014), the Japanese Institute for Intellectual Property (2015), the Central European University (2018) the European University Institute (2018), and Cambridge University (2019). Martin is/was a fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet & Society (CIS), CREATe, and TILEC. 

He is a co-founder of a think-tank, European Information Society Institute, which acts as amicus curiae before the European Court of Human Rights, and operates a domain name dispute resolution system for skTLD. He was an advisor to the President of the Slovak Constitutional Court, national ministries in Europe and Asia, and various EU institutions in the areas of intellectual property, freedom of expression, and privacy. His work was repeatedly cited by Advocate Generals at the Court of Justice of the European Union. 

Contact

Email martin [at] husovec [dot] eu, or via Twitter or Linkedin.

Else
 
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.”