Prof Guido Noto La Diega is Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Privacy Law at the University of Stirling, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Law & Philosophy Division. Prof Noto La Diega’s main expertise is in Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, and blockchain. Their work is animated by the conviction that the law should steer the development of new technologies in an anthropocentric direction.
Holder of a PhD (Unipa), a postdoc (QMUL), and an HEA Fellowship, Prof Noto La Diega has published on leading international journals such as the European Intellectual Property Review and the European Journal of Law and Technology. Prof Noto La Diega’s works – published in English, Italian, Russian, and Korean – have been cited by the EU Court of Justice's Advocate General, the House of Lords, the European Commission, and the Council of Europe.
Prof Noto La Diega has a strong bidding record, having been funded by Microsoft, the Society of Legal Scholars, Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science, Italy’s Ministry of Education, and Santander. They have decennial academic experience in the UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and Brazil and they have presented their research in prestigious venues including the WTO Public Forum in Geneva and the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference in Brussels.
Outside of Stirling and UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, Prof Noto La Diega is Director of ‘Ital-IoT’ Centre of Multidisciplinary Research on the Internet of Things, Visiting Professor at the University of Macerata, Fellow of the Nexa Center for Internet and Society, Fellow of NINSO Northumbria Internet & Society Research Group, and Trustee & Executive Committee Member of the Society of Legal Scholars, the oldest and largest society of law academics in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Stirling Law School is top 20 in the UK (Complete Guide 2020) and is part of the University of Stirling, the best UK university for campus experience and Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence.
Our reputation for research that makes a difference has positioned us on the frontline of the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re leading major projects to consider the effects of the virus on society, using our expertise to search for answers with impact.
As well as rising to the immediate challenges presented by COVID-19, we continue our work to fight against tobacco-related harm, feed communities through sustainable aquaculture research and improve the lives of people with dementia. All our research is conducted to the highest standards of quality and integrity, allowing us to support and improve life across the world.
Blockchain is a core component of our MSc Financial Technology, as well as of our teaching of Media Law and Intellectual Property Law. Alongside Prof Noto La Diega, Dr Andrea Bracciali is recognised worldwide for his contributions to blockchain research and scholarship.
Guido Noto La Diega and James Stacey, ‘Can Permissionless Blockchains be Regulated and Resolve some of the Problems of Copyright Law?’, in Massimo Ragnedda and Giuseppe Destefanis, Blockchain and Web 3.0: Social, Economic, and Technological Challenges (Routledge 2019) 30-47
Guido Noto La Diega, ‘Блокчейн, смарт-контракты и авторское право’ (2019) 14(3) Труды Института государства и права РАН 9
Guido Noto La Diega, ‘Blockchain-enabled smart contracts, copyright licensing, and the right to change one’s mind’ (Information Law and Policy Centre, 16 October 2019)
Rachel Allsopp, Guido Noto La Diega, Samantha Rasiah, Ann Thanarj, and Daria Onitiu, ‘Digital Currencies: An Analysis of Its Present Regulation in the UK: A Collaborative Essay by NINSO, the Northumbria Internet & Society Research Interest Group’ (Northumbria Legal Studies Working papers No 2019/03)
‘Smart contracts, copyright licensing and the right to change one's mind’ (International Conference «Civil anniversaries» - 110th anniversary of R. O. Khalfina, Contracts in the Digital Age, Moscow, 3 June 2019)
‘Can Permissionless Blockchains be Regulated and Resolve some of the Problems of Copyright Law?’ (Innovation and Technology Law Lab Colloquia, Padova, 16 April 2019)
‘Blockchain and Copyright. Can the blockchain be regulated and resolve some of the issues of copyright law?’ (HEC Paris Seminar, 18 March 2019)
‘Blockchain, smart contracts e proprietà intellettuale’ (Startup Course, University of Palermo, 10 May 2018)
‘Blockchain and copyright’ (University of Milan Doctoral School Law Seminar Series, 6 March 2018)
‘Distributed Ledger Technologies and Copyright: Risks and Opportunities’ (7th Law in Digital Era Conference, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 20-22 November 2017)
‘Blockchain and intellectual property rights’ (La nuova proprietà intellettuale, la tutela del software, il blockchain, University of Palermo Startup Lawyers Course, Palermo, 6 October 2017)