Bodó Balázs

Economist, piracy researcherr
Age 42, Hungary
for being a leading thinker on digital issues
digital economy

About Bodó Balázs

Bodó Balázs is an economist, assistant professor and a researcher at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Sociology and Communications, Center for Media Research and Education. His academic interests include copyright and economics, piracy, media regulation, peer-to-peer communities, underground libraries, digital archives, informal media economies. His most recent book is on the role of P2P piracy in the Hungarian cultural ecosystem.

Mr. Balázs was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Stanford Law School in 2006/7. He is a Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford. He is the project lead for Creative Commons Hungary and a member of the National Copyright Expert Group. He is the head of the Masters Program in Cultural Industries. He has advised several public and private institutions on development projects of digital archives, content distribution, online communities, business development.