Benjamin is chair of LIBER’s Copyright and Legal Matters Working Group and a researcher at Bournemouth University’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management.
He is active in the Intellectual Property field within the UK, having sat on a number of bodies including the BBC’s Creative Archive Advisory Board, the UK Government’s Creative Economy Programme (Competition and Intellectual Property), i2010 Digital Libraries Programme, as well as the Institute of Public Policy Research’s Advisory Board on Intellectual Property and the Public Sphere.
Benjamin also chairs the copyright group of the Council for European National Librarians and sits on the UK Intellectual Property Office’s Copyright Research Expert Advisory Group. He has spoken as an expert legal witness at the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament.
The LIBER Copyright Group matters because how students and researchers can use information is largely regulated by copyright law and licensing.