Research Projects

​​​​​​The Haifa Center for Law and Technology Research Projects:


The Haifa Center for Law and Technology promotes research related to law & technology and innovation law and policy to establish the scientific foundation for policymaking which concerns new technologies. 

Areas of research include timely issues such as: Patent Law and Policy, Online Dispute Resolution, Data Protection and Information Privacy, Open Access, Electronic Commerce, Digital Culture, Economic Analysis of Information Technology, Network Nuetrality and Standard Settings, Legal Aspects of Biotechnology.

​In conducting its research projects, the Haifa Center for Law and Technology collaborates with both Israeli and International Research Centers, Think-Tanks, and Governmental Institutions. To the Research Partners page​​​​.

​​​​Partial List of Research Projects:

Open Science: Legal Strategies for Promoting Access to Scientific Publications​​ - The purpose of this study is to identify legal barriers on access to scientific re​sources and to provide a coherent legal policy to be adopted by various policy makers in Israel.​

Commercialization of Governmental R&D Sector's Outputs Through Patents​ - This project seeks to lay down a wide ranging infrastructure for​ the crystallization of a scientific​ policy concerning the transfer of knowledge originating in public funded research, while focusing on the governmental R&D sector.​

​The Cyber Forum - The Cyber Forum is a joint project of the HCLT and the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions​ at the University of Haifa, dedicated to the study of cyber regulation. The main goal of the Forum is to promote research activities in the fields of Cyberspace, Extreme Conditions and Law and Technology.​

Cyber Terrorism Project​ - The current research first goal is to define cyber terror after a comprehensive theoretical research. The research will also examine by theoretical research the current professional literature regarding the legal ways to deal with cyber terror.

​​​​Challenging The Black Box: On the Accountability of Algorithmic Copyright Enforcement​ - The purpose of the paper is to map the barriers for enhancing public scrutiny of algorithmic copyright enforcement and explore different mechanisms to minimize them.

National Library Digitization Project​​​ - The Clinic is working in collaboration with the National Library of Israel (NL) to address legal impediments to the digitization of the NL collection and to explore some of the policy issues related to open access in the digital era.

Creative Commons (CC) Israel Project​​ - Creative Commons (CC) is a world nonprofit corporation that provides free licenses as an alternative to the conservative copyright legal regime. In this project the Law and Technology Clinic delivers lectures on copyright law and the CC alternative.​

The New Enforcement Regime: Enforcing Copyrights Online and Personal Freedoms​ - The research will examine the enforcement regime in Israel in relation to the obligations imposed on intermediaries involved with the Internet to deploy blocking, filtering and preventive technologies in order to enforce copyrights.

Mapping the Frontiers of Governance in Social Media​​ - The research project a​ddresses the forms of governance emerging within Social Media Networks as novel technological and social spaces​

Facilitating Collaboration in Stem Cell Research Through Intellectual Property​ - The purpose of this research is to provide a systematic basis for designing a research and development (R&D​) policy framework, and to facilitate knowledge transfer in the area of stem cell re​search

​​Access to Knowledge in Higher Education​​ - Launched in 2009, this project aims to facilitate the fair use of copyrighted materials for teaching and research in institutions of higher education.​