Andrew Rens

October 7, 2011Duke Law News

SJD Candidate

LLM University of the Witwatersrand, 1999; LLB University of the Witwatersrand, 1993; BA University of the Witwatersrand, 1991

CV for Andrew Rens

Dissertation Project
The Future of Learning Resources: Open Education Resources are the intersection of state procurement policy, open licenses, evolving educational theory and rapid technological change. What is the appropriate analytical framing for the regulation of the burgeoning open educational resources movement; private ordering through contracts and licenses, as a response to market failure, or a state procurement problem?

Fields of Academic Interest
Law and new technologies, Intellectual Property, Open Educational Resources, Access to Knowledge, Access to Medicine, Open Source

Doctoral Committee
Professor James Boyle (Supervisor)
Professor Jerome H Reichman (Reader)
Professor Laurence Helfer (Reader)

Academic Appointments and Fellowships
Research Associate, Intellectual Property Law and Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town Law School, 2009-present
Fellow, Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University, 2005-9
Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, 2000-2002

Education
Bachelor of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, 1991
Bachelor of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, 1993
Master of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, 1999

Publications:
Collateral Damage: The Impact of ACTA and the Enforcement Agenda on the World’s Poorest People Program in Information Justice and Intellectual Property Working Papers
Open Document Standards for Government in Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability De Nardis, Laura (ed), MIT Press (forthcoming)
Imagining a Traditional Knowledge Commons, International Development Law Organization and Natural Justice, October 2009 (co-authored with Abrell, Bavikatte, Cocchiaro and Jonas)
Implementing the WIPO Development Agenda: Treaty Provisions on Minimum Exceptions and Limitations for Education in Implementing WIPO’s Development Agenda (Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press/Centre for International Governance Innovation/International Development Research Centre, July 2009).
Intellectual Property, Education and Access to Knowledge in Southern Africa (with Achal Prabhala, Dick Kawooya) in Development Agendas: Diverse Views on Intellectual Property, ICTSD/UNESCO, IPRS Online
Forever and a Day: A consideration of copyright term extension in the Southern African Journal of Information and Communication (SAJIC) Issue 7 2006 (with Lawrence Lessig)
Model Language for Exceptions and Limitations to Copyright Concerning Access to Learning Materials, Southern African Journal of Information (SAJIC) Issue 7 2006 (with Julien Hoffman, William Baude, Eddan Katz, Katherine McDaniel, and Chris Riley)
Managing Risk and Opportunity in Creative Commons Enterprises, First Monday, June 2006
Tsichlas & another v Touch Line Media (Pty) Ltd 2004 (2) SA 112 (W), South African Law Journal 2005 (4)
Laugh it Off v SAB, A Powerful Symbolic Victory, Rhodes Journalism Review, (25) 2005 21
Telkom V Xsinet, 2003 (5) SA 309 (SCA) South African Law Journal 2003 (4)
Illegal? The South Africa Human Rights Commission Report on Arrest and Detention under the Aliens Control Act’, March 1999, South African Human Rights Commission, Co-author with Prof. J Klaaren, N Kollapan, J Schneider

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