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Professor Lorna Woods

Professor
School of Law
Professor Lorna Woods
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872905

  • Location

    5S.7.25, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Academic Support Hours: Monday 15:00 - 16:00, or e-mail for an appointment

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Biography

Lorna Woods was started her career as a practising solicitor in a TMT practice in the City of London. She has extensive experience in the field of media policy and communications regulation, including social media and the Internet, and she has published widely in this area (see list of publications) as well as contributed to a range of studies and parliamentary inquiries. In addition, Professor Woods is co-author of the textbook Steiner and Woods on EU Law (OUP) currently in its 13th edition and has written in the field of the internal market. She is serving a second term as a member of the ESRC Peer Review College

Qualifications

  • LLB

  • LLM

  • solicitor

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Media regulation

Internet Law

Current research

Impact of positive obligations under freedom of expression on media and telecommunications regulation

Challenges of social media

Conferences and presentations

Competition Policy an dthe Regulation of Media and Communications, Tilburg Law and Econonmics Centre (TILEC), Tilburg University, 23-24 May 2013

2013

The Legal Implications of On-line Social Media on Freedom of Speech, University of Leicester, December 2013

2013

'Freedom of Expression on the Internet: bloggers 'rights'a at side event to the OSCE Conference, Warsaw,6th October 2009, organised by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and the EU Presidency.

2009

'Regulation, Co-regulation, Self-regulation: protection of minors - the case of the UK' at in the year 2009 - Accompanying the transposition of the Audiovisual Media Services

2009

'Ethics and Human Rigths and the Internet' Meeting in preparation for the IGF, Council of Europe, Media Division, Sept 2007

2007

The Constitution of the Public Sphere: the post-Leveson Landscape (W.G. Hart Workshop)

Directive (Saarbrucken, Germany), organised by European Audiovisual Observatory and EM

Teaching and supervision

  • Intellectual Property Law (LW328)

  • Internet Law and Regulation (LW344)

Publications

Journal articles (29)

Draghici, C. and Woods, LM., Killing Journalists is Not Media Regulation: Private Rights, Collective Wrongs and the Impact of Impunity. Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems

Woods, LM., (2018). Video-sharing platforms in the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive. Communications Law. 23 (3), 127-140

Woods, L., (2017). Automated Number Plate Recognition: Data Retention and the Protection of Privacy in Public Places. Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice. 2 (1), 1-21

Woods, L., (2016). EU opinion of the advocate general in tele 2/Watson - Data retention and human rights. Communications Law. 21 (3), 72-77

Woods, L., (2012). Beyond Murphy, Films and Football: Audiovisual Content in Europe. Journal of Media Law. 4 (2), 189-212

Woods, L., (2012). Consistency in the chambers of the ECJ: a case study on the free movement of goods.. Civil Justice Quarterly. 31 (3), 339-367

Walden, I. and Woods, L., (2011). Broadcasting Privacy. Journal of Media Law. 3 (1), 117-141

Woods, L., (2008). The Consumer and Advertising Regulation in the Television without Frontiers and Audiovisual Media Services Directives. Journal of Consumer Policy. 31 (1), 63-77

Woods, L., (2006). Freedom of Expression in the European Union. European Public Law. 12, 371-401

Woods, L., (2005). Broadcasting, universal service and the communications package. Info. 7 (5), 29-41

Woods, L. and Smith, F., (2005). A Distinction without a Difference: Exploring the Boundary between Goods and Services in the World Trade Organization and the European Union. Columbia Journal of European Law. 12 (1), 1-51

Woods, L. and Scheuer, A., (2004). Advertising Regulation and the Television without Frontiers Directive. European Law Review. 29 (3), 366-384

Woods, L. and Smith, F., (2004). GATS and the Audiovisual Sector. Communications Law. 9 (1), 15-21

Woods, L., (2001). Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights During 2000. British Yearbook of International Law. 71 (1), 473-515

Woods, L., (2001). Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights during 2001. British Yearbook of International Law. 72 (1), 483-550

Harrison, J. and Woods, LM., (2001). Defining European Public Service Broadcasting. European Journal of Communication. 16 (4), 477-504

Woods, L., (2001). Nottingham City Council v October Films Ltd and Kelly v BBC ? Freedom of Expression and the Protection of Minors. Child and family law quarterly.. 13 (2), 209-223

Woods, L. and Harrison, J., (2001). Television quotas: protecting European culture?. Entertainment Law Review. 12 (1), 5-14

Harrison, J. and Woods, L., (2000). European Citizenship: Can European Audio-visual Policy Make a Difference?. Journal of Common Market Studies. 38 (3), 471-495

Woods, L., (1999). Decisions of the European Court on Human Rights during 1999. British Yearbook of International Law. 70 (1), 349-386

Woods, L. and Harrison, J., (1999). Determining Jurisdiction in the Digital Age. European Public Law, 583-600

Woods, L., (1999). Family Rights in the EU- disadvantaging the disadvantaged?. Child and family law quarterly.. 11, 17-31

Woods, L., (1998). Decisions of the European Court on Human Rights during 1998. British Yearbook of International Law. 69 (1), 361-410

Woods, L. and Scholes, J., (1997). Broadcasting: Creation of a European Culture or the Limits of the Internal Market?. Yearbook of European Law. 17 (1), 47-82

Smith, F. and Woods, L., (1997). Causation in Francovich: the neglected problem. International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 46 (04), 925-941

Woods, L., (1997). Decisions of the European Court on Human Rights during 1997. British Yearbook of International Law. 68 (1), 371-445

Villiers, C. and Woods, L., (1997). Seymour-Smith: problems in procedures and proof. Modern Law Review. 60 (1), 110-119

Woods, L. and Scholes, J., (1996). The Broadcasting Act 1996. Entertainment Law Review. 7 (7), 297-307

Woods, L. and Scholes, J., (1996). Media ownership: the UK government's proposals. Entertainment Law Review. 7 (1), 7-15

Books (4)

Woods, L. and Watson, P., (2014). Steiner and Woods on EU Law (12th Edition). Oxford University Press. 978-0-19-968567-7

Harrison, J. and Woods, L., (2007). European Broadcasting Law and Policy. Cambridge University Press. 9780521848978

Woods, L., (2004). The Free Movement of Goods and Services within the European Community. Ashgate

Michalowski, S. and Woods, L., (1999). German Constitutional Law The Protection of Civil Liberties. Dartmouth Publishing Company. 1855219204. 9781855219205

Book chapters (9)

Woods, L., (2017). Social media: it is not just about Article 10. Editors: Mangan, D. and Gillies, LE., . Edward Elgar. 978 1 78536 450 1

Woods, L., (2017). Digital freedom of expression in the EU. In: Research Handbook on EU Law and Human Rights. Edward Elgar Publishing. 394- 417. 9781782546405

Woods, L., (2016). Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für Mediaagenturen in England. In: Handbuch Mediaagenturen: Aufgabenfelder, Gesch�ftsmodelle, Vertrags-und Wettbewerbsrecht. Editors: Gaedertz, JC., Martinek, M. and Ory, S., . Verlag C H Beck. 978-3-406-64466-5

Woods, L., (2015). Diversity, Distribution, and Definitions of ?Media?. In: Media Power and Plurality: From Hyperlocal to High-level Policy. Editors: Barnett, S. and Townend, J., . Palgrave Macmillan. 31- 44. 978-1-349-50664-4

Woods, L., (2014). Article 11 - Freedom of Expression and Information. In: Commentary on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Editors: Peers, S., Hervey, T., Kenner, J. and Ward, A., . Beck/Hart Publishing

Woods, L., (2014). Article 54 ? Abuse of Rights. In: The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary. Editors: Peers, S., Hervey, T., Kenner, J. and Ward, A., . Beck/Hart Publishing. 1539- 1559

Woods, L., (2014). Public service media in the era of austerity: European Union law and national public service media provision. In: Media Freedom and Regulation in the New Media World. Editors: Koltay, A., . Wolters Kluwer. 9789632954004

Woods, L., (2008). Jurisdiction in the Television without Frontiers Directive. In: The European Union and the Culture Industries Regulation and the Public Interest. Editors: Ward, D., . Ashgate. 145- 164. 9780754670186

Woods, L., (2008). Jurisdiction in the television without frontiers directive. In: The European Union and the Culture Industries: Regulation and the Public Interest. 145- 163. 9780754670186

Conferences (3)

Amos, M., Harrison, J. and Woods, L., (2012). Conclusion: Utilising a human rights framework

Amos, M., Harrison, J. and Woods, L., (2012). Introduction: Freedom of expression and the media

Woods, L., (2012). User generated content: Freedom of expression and the role of the media in a digital age

Grants and funding

2018

Reduction of harm on social media - a regulatory proposal

Carnegie UK Trust

Contact

lmwoods@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872905

Location:

5S.7.25, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Academic Support Hours: Monday 15:00 - 16:00, or e-mail for an appointment