Michael Birnhack is a Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law. He is the Director of the S. Horowitz Institute for Intellectual Property in memory of Dr. Amnon Goldenberg, and the Director of the Parasol Foundation Trust International LL.M. He researches, teaches and writes about intellectual property, privacy law, information law, and law and technology. Birnhack’s IP-related research focuses on the intersection between copyright law and freedom of expression, IP and globalization, and IP history. He was a member of TAU’s Patent, Copyright and Internet committees. Michael served as Chief Editor of Tel Aviv University Law Review (Vol. 33-34); a member of the board of the Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) (Sep. 2009 – August 2010); and co-director of Computers & Ethics at the Mishkenot Sha’ananim Ethics Center in Jerusalem. He earned his LL.B. degree at Tel Aviv University (’96), his LL.M. (’98) and J.S.D. (’00) at NYU School of Law. Prior to joining Tel Aviv University, he was a faculty member at the University of Haifa (2000-2007), co-founder and co-director of the Haifa Center of Law & Technology.