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Robert Picard

Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Struggle to Control Content in the Digital Age

November 1, 2012

Professor Robert G. Picard is a world-leading specialist on media economics and government media policies. He was formerly based in the Media Management and Transformation Center at Jönköping International Business School in Sweden where he was director of the center and Hamrin Professor of Media Economics.

He is well known in academic circles, having worked at Louisiana State University, California State University in the U.S. and Turku School of Economics, Finland. In public life, he has been a consultant in media affairs for governments in the U.S. and Europe, investment firms, media companies and media labor organizations. He has also served as an expert witness at congressional and parliamentary committees and inquiry boards.

He is the author and editor of 20 books, editor of the Journal of Media Business Studies and is the founding editor of the Journal of Media Economics. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Paris, Shanghai University, the University of Amsterdam and the Catholic University of Portugal.

Robert directs the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s projects across its main research areas examining changes in the business of journalism, the practice of journalism and journalism and accountability.