Dr Melissa de Zwart is a Professor at Adelaide Law School and Deputy Director of the Research Unit in Military Law and Ethics. She is involved in international projects dealing with surveillance, Big Data, space law, technology and commercialisation.
She teaches in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in areas of intellectual property, media, popular culture, surveillance and torts. She is the Editor of the Media & Arts Law Review and in 2015 she edited a very popular, special edition on 'Law and Law Breaking in Game of Thrones'.
Prior to academia, Melissa specialised in technology transfer and licensing of intellectual property at CSIRO. Here, she became an expert in legal issues arising from use of digital technology, ranging from intellectual property to privacy and surveillance.
Melissa's research interests include: copyright, fair dealing, surveillance, new technologies, content regulation, online games, social networking, governance of online environments, digital identity, new media, convergence and the commercialisation of space.