Dr Eden Sarid

Essex Law School
Dr Eden Sarid



Dr. Eden Sarid is a lecturer at the School of Law. His research and teaching interests include intellectual property law, the creative economy, property law, and cultural heritage law. Dr. Sarid's current research focuses on creative industries that deviate from traditional intellectual property models; copyright theory and works whose authors cannot be located (orphan works); and queer analysis of intellectual property. Dr. Sarid received his SJD from the University of Toronto, where he was a Vanier Canada Scholar. He received his LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science with distinction, and was awarded the Chevening Scholarship by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He received his LLB from the Hebrew University Faculty of Law together with the University's Honours Program for exceptional students in the Humanities. Dr. Sarid’s academic and advocacy work are committed to the public interest. Dr. Sarid participated in consultations to various organisations and policy-makers including the UK's Intellectual Property Office, the EU Intellectual Property Office, and the Canadian Copyright Board. Before entering academia, Dr. Sarid served as a senior law clerk to the Hon. Justice Elyakim Rubinstein and Hon. Justice Zvi Zylbertal of the Israeli Supreme Court, practiced as an associate in the IP department of one of Israel’s leading law firms, and was a member of Israel Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Board.


  • SJD University of Toronto, (2019)

  • LL.M with Distinction London School of Economics and Political Science, (2012)

  • LL.B and Bachelor's in the Humanities Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (2010)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, University of Essex (1/1/2020 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Comparative Media Law and Regulation (LT431)

  • Land Law (LW102)

  • Copyright and Trade Mark Law (LW363)


Journal articles (5)

Sarid, E., (2022). A Queer Analysis of Intellectual Property. Wisconsin Law Review. 2022 (1), 91-132

Katz, A. and Sarid, E., (2021). Who Killed the Radio Star? How Music Blanket Licensing Distorts the Production of Creative Content in Radio. American University Law Review. 71, 111-175

Ben-Zvi, O. and Sarid, E., (2018). Legal Scholarship as Spectacular Failure. Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. 30 (1)

Sarid, E., (2017). International Underwater Cultural Heritage Governance: Past Doubts and Current Challenges. Berkeley Journal of International Law. 35, 219-261

Sarid, E., (2014). Don’t Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen—How Drag Queens Protect their Intellectual Property without Law. Florida International University Law Review. 10 (1), 133-179

Reports and Papers (3)

Sarid, E. and et, A., (2020). Consultation on Digital Cultural Heritage

Antoniou, A., Karapapa, S., Sarid, E., Woods, L. and Xu, T., (2020). Consultation on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property

Sarid, E., Katz, A. and Marinett, M., (2018). Options for Reform to the Copyright Board of Canada

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