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Dr Alexandros Antoniou

Lecturer
School of Law
Dr Alexandros Antoniou
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    4SB.4.3, Colchester Campus

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    Tuesdays 1pm - 2pm

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Biography

Dr. Alexandros K. Antoniou is a Lecturer in Media Law. His research interests lie principally, but not exclusively, within the fields of communications law, intellectual property asset management, and cybercrime. He is the lead author of The Rise of Extreme Porn (Palgrave Macmillan 2017) and a legal correspondent for the European Audiovisual Observatory, reporting regularly on matters concerning media law and regulation, as well as intellectual property. Alexandros was awarded a PhD in Law by The City Law School (City University London). He also completed an MA in Cultural & Creative Industries (Kings College London) and an LLM in Media Law (City University London), after having read law at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. Alexandros has previously held academic appointments at Birkbeck, University of London, Glasgow Caledonian University London, the University of West London and the European Business School London. He has also conducted research in the high-profile Designing Out Crime project, which was developed by the Design Council and the Home Offices Design & Technology Alliance against Crime. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Accredited Mediator.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Law City University London,

  • MA in Cultural & Creative Industries King's College London,

  • LLM in Media Law City University London,

  • Degree in Law National & Kapodistrian University of Athens,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Research Visibility Officer, School of Law, University of Essex (3/10/2018 - present)

  • Academic Offences Officer, School of Law, University of Essex (2/10/2017 - 2/10/2018)

Other academic

  • External Examiner, School of Law, University of Buckingham (3/4/2017 - present)

  • External Examiner, BPP Law School, BPP University (1/10/2018 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Communications and Media Law

Defamation and malicious falsehood, confidentiality, privacy, copyright, data protection, contempt of court (with a particular interest in juror misconduct and internet publications), reporting restrictions, lifetime anonymity orders and social media

Intellectual Property Law and Asset Management

Trade marks, passing off, business goodwill and reputation, luxury brands and intellectual property, exploitation of intellectual property rights, trade secrets

Cyber-obscenity

Cybercrime and offensive content, obscene publications, extreme pornographic images, disclosure of private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress ("revenge pornography")

Media Ethics and Media Regulation

Advertising regulation (with a particular interest in issues around harm and offence), press regulation, broadcast regulation, news-gathering avoiding unjustified intrusion, the law against harassment, prohibitions on intrusion into grief and shock

Conferences and presentations

Advertising standards and toxic masculinity as a social problem in the #MeToo era

Law & Society Association Annual Meeting 2019, Washington D.C., United States, 31/5/2019

Tackling illegal live-streaming: present and future

Invited presentation, The Age of Stream: Exploring the production and exploitation of music in the streaming-based landscape, Norwich, United Kingdom, 26/7/2018

Privacy in the contemporary celebrity-centred culture: Hulk Hogan and the demise of Gawker Media

Invited presentation, Privacy and Law in a Changing Social Context Seminar Series, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 7/11/2017

Killed by the Subhuman: Jane Longhurst's Murder and the Construction of the Extreme Pornography Problem in the British National Press

Invited presentation, Extreme Masculinities International Conference 2017, Vienna, Austria, 30/9/2017

Killed by the Subhuman: Jane Longhurst's Murder and the Construction of the Extreme Pornography Problem in the British National Press

Invited presentation, Extreme Masculinities International Conference 2017, Vienna, Austria, 30/9/2017

Died at 16, Buried 40 Years Later: The Press Construction of the Murder of Greek Celebrity N. Sergianopoulos

American Society of Criminology 2015 Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., United States, 19/11/2015

Died at 16, Buried 40 Years Later: The Press Construction of the Murder of Greek Celebrity Nikos Sergianopoulos

American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting 2015, Washington D.C., United States, 19/11/2015

Extreme Pornography and Prosecution Practice in England & Wales

Law & Society Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, United States, 30/5/2014

Laundering Sexual Deviance: Targeting Online Pornography through Anti-Money Laundering

European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference 2012, Odense, Denmark, 23/8/2012

The British Obscenity Law and the British Board of Film Classification: The Acquittal of Michael Peacock

Understanding Britain 2012: First Annual British Studies Conference, Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom, 22/6/2012

Lady Chatterley's Lover on Both Sides of the Atlantic: Resolving Issues of Literary Merit through the Courts

First Graduate Student Conference in Comparative Literature, London, United Kingdom, 2/6/2010

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Media Law (LT133)

  • Advanced Media Law and Ethics (LT237)

  • Comparative Media Law and Regulation (LT431)

  • Copyright and Trade Mark Law (LW363)

Publications

Journal articles (7)

Antoniou, AK., (2018). Copyrightability and formats of television shows under English law. Journal of Computer, Media and Telecommunications Law. 23 (2), 89-92

Antoniou, A., (2018). Perfecting the Pitch: What Constitutes Sufficient Contribution to Give Rise to Joint Authorship?. Entertainment and Sports Law Journal. 16 (2)

Antoniou, A., (2018). When the litigation winner becomes the loser: undeserving claimants and mitigation of damages in libel claims. The Journal of Media Law. 10 (2), 128-158

Antoniou, AK. and Akrivos, D., (2017). Indecent images and defamatory meaning in late modern societies: taking ordinary, reasonable readers outside their ivory tower. Journal of Media Law. 9 (2), 155-172

Antoniou, AK. and Akrivos, D., (2016). Hulk Hogan and the demise of Gawker Media: wrestling with problems of celebrity voyeurism, newsworthiness and tabloidisation. Journal of Media Law. 8 (2), 153-172

Antoniou, A., (2013). Possession of Prohibited Images of Children: Three Years on. Journal of Criminal Law. 77 (4), 337-353

Antoniou, A. and Sinha, G., (2012). Laundering Sexual Deviance: Targeting Online Pornography through Anti-money Laundering. European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC), 2012, 91-98

Books (2)

Antoniou, A. and Akrivos, D., (2019). Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan. 978-3-030-04911-9

Antoniou, AK. and Akrivos, D., (2017). The Rise of Extreme Porn Legal and Criminological Perspectives on Extreme Pornography in England and Wales. Palgrave MacMillan. 3319489712. 9783319489711

Book chapters (2)

Akrivos, D. and Antoniou, A., (2019). Introduction: Crime and Deviance through the Lens of Popular Culture. In: Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Editors: Akrivos, D. and Antoniou, A., . Springer. 978-3-030-04911-9

Akrivos, D. and Antoniou, A., (2019). Conclusion: Popular Criminology Revisited. In: Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Springer. 3030049124. 9783030049126

Media (2)

Antoniou, A., BBC Radio Scotland - John Beattie Show. Audio

Antoniou, A., BBC Radio Scotland - Mornings With Kaye Adams. Audio

Other (25)

Antoniou, A., Copyright protection extends to TV formats under English law. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 23(1)

Antoniou, A., Claim of joint authorship rejected by the IPEC in the Florence Foster Jenkins case. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 23(2)

Antoniou, A., First English 'right to be forgotten' trial against Google LLC. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 23(6)

Antoniou, A., Arabic satellite news channel in breach of the Ofcom rules on offensiveness. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 23(7),European Audiovisual Observatory

Antoniou, A., Arabic satellite news channel in breach of the Ofcom rules on offensiveness. IRIS – Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 23(7),European Audiovisual Observatory

Antoniou, A., Ofcom publishes research on online news consumption. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 23(9)

Antoniou, A., The High Court issues blocking injunction for boxing matches. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 23(10),European Audiovisual Observatory

Antoniou, A., The High Court determines jurisdiction in online trademark infringement case. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 2019(1)

Antoniou, A., The Law Commission publishes report on abusive and offensive online communications. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 2019(1)

Antoniou, A., High Court awards damages for libellous child grooming tweet. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 2019(2)

Antoniou, A., BBC Asian Network head cleared over role in naming victim of sexual abuse. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 2019(3)

Antoniou, A., Talk Radio in breach of Ofcom’s rules on harm and offence. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 2019(4)

Antoniou, A., The High Court refuses to disclose cockpit footage of air accident to the media. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 2019(4)

Antoniou, A., Government responds to its Call for Evidence on the impact of social media on the administration of justice. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 2019(5)

Antoniou, A., (2019).Irresponsible ad related to Brexit is banned by the Advertising Standards Authority,The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog

Antoniou, A., (2019).Suppressing undesired vocabulary: Advocate General on the registration of the trade mark ‘Fack Ju Göhte’,The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog

Antoniou, A., (2019).EU General Court rules Adidas’ three-stripe trade mark invalid,EU Law Analysis - Expert Insight into EU Law Developments

Antoniou, A., (2019).Vorsprung durch Technik? Audi scores victory in trade mark appeal before the EU General Court,EU Law Analysis - Expert Insight into EU Law Developments

Antoniou, A., (2019).Advertising Regulation: First ads to be banned under the new ASA gender-stereotyping rules,The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog

Antoniou, A., (2019).Zao’s deepfake face-swapping app shows uploading your photos is riskier than ever. The Conversation

Antoniou, A., (2019).UK regulator expands media literacy activities. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 2019(8)

Antoniou, A., (2019).Meghan Markle, Ben Stokes, Gareth Thomas: three reasons why UK press needs help to understand ‘public interest’. The Conversation

Antoniou, A., (2018).Revised Editors’ Code of Practice. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 23(3)

Antoniou, A., (2018).The Government ends the Leveson Inquiry. IRIS – Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 23(5),European Audiovisual Observatory

Antoniou, A., (2018).Supreme Court rules on ISPs’ liability for website blocking fees. IRIS - Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory. 23(8)

Contact

a.antoniou@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872565

Location:

4SB.4.3, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Tuesdays 1pm - 2pm

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