Christian Katzenbach

Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Project Lead Internet Policy and Governance

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Short CV

Christian Katzenbach is the project lead Internet Policy and Governance at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin. He studied media and communication studies, philosophy and computer science in Berlin, Madrid and Potsdam. Before joining the HIIG, he was a research associate and lecturer at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. Christian coordinates the research agenda of the Internet Policy and Governance team. His research addresses the intersections between technology, communication, and governance with a focus on copyright. A current research project investigates the tension between imitation and innovation in the games sector. He is a co-initiator of the open access journal Internet Policy Review.

Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Founded in March 2012 the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is meant to enable innovative scientific research in the field of Internet and society and to observe the development of the Internet in its interplay with societal transformation processes. The Institute for Internet and Society serves as a platform for academics and strives to encourage the co-operative development of projects, applications and research networks. Through a variety of event formats the institute opens up the academic work and research results for questions arising from political players, civil society and business. The three founding associates – the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the University of Arts Berlin and the Social Science Research Center Berlin, in alliance with the Hans-Bredow Institute for Media Research in Hamburg as an integrated co-operation partner – secure the multilayer perspectives of the Institute by focusing on technological and legal perspectives as well as on sociological, economical and artistic aspects.

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