João Pedro studied Law at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He subsequently conducted Post Graduate Studies at the Law School of the Universidade de Lisboa, first in Commercial Companies Law and then in Information Society Law, Copyright and Electronic Commerce. He went on to take an LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property and Competition Law at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center in Germany (Ohem Prize recipient). Prior to joining IViR, he worked extensively in the intellectual property and information technology areas in Portugal, both as a lawyer and as legal counsel. João Pedro conducted his doctoral research between 2012 and 2016 at the IViR and, from August to December 2014, he was a Visiting Researcher at UC Berkeley, School of Law. His dissertation, "Copyright in the Age of Online Access: Alternative Compensation Systems in EU Copyright Law", was published in 2017 in the Kluwer Information Law Series. João Pedro is currently a Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the IViR, where he focuses on information law matters, including intellectual property and the application of copyright in the online environment, intermediary liability and the regulation of new technologies. He is a member of the Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab, and Managing Editor of the Kluwer Copyright Blog. His publications are available on the list below, his IViR page or on his SSRN author page.