Research Interests

International comparative media and information law and policy.

Additional Information

  • Senior Lecturer, City, University of London, Sep 2019 – present 
  • Advisory Board, Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, Cambridge University, Jul 2020 – present 
  • Advisory Committee, Price Moot Court Competition, Oxford University, Jun 2019 – present 
  • , Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Cambridge, 2017 – present 
  • Panel Member, Scott Trust Review Panel, 2017 – present 
  • External Examiner (Freedom of Expression related papers), LLB and LLM, Edinburgh Law School, Edinburgh University, 2016 – present 
  • Academic Constituency, Global Network Initiative, Oct 2016 – present 



Danbury, R. (2021). Why Article 15 of the Directive on Copyright in the Single Digital Market is a bad idea. (Opinion).European Intellectual Property Review, 2021(11), pp. 695–697. 

Danbury, R. (2021). The EU’s Press Publisher’s Right is too broad. What can be done about it?European Intellectual Property Review, 44(1), pp. 20–26. 

Book Chapters

Danbury, R. (2021). The role of audiences in television leaders' debates and political journalism. The Routledge Companion to Political Journalism (pp. 352–359). Routledge. 

Danbury, R. (2020). Freedom of Expression and Protecting Journalists’ Sources. In Bollinger, L. and Callamard, A. (Eds.), Regardless of Frontiers? Freedom of Expression and Information in the 21st Century New York, USA: Columbia University Press. 

Danbury, R. (2018). Investigative journalism and terrorism: The proactive legal duty to report. Investigative Journalism: Global Perspectives (pp. 37–55). ISBN 978-1-138-74309-0. 

Danbury, R. and Townend, J. (2018). Can you keep a secret? Legal and technological obstacles to protecting journalistic sources. Investigative Journalism: Global Perspectives (pp. 95–111). ISBN 978-1-138-74309-0 

Danbury, R. (2017). Where Should Speech Be Free? Placing Liberal Theories of Free Speech in a Wider Context. In Price, M. and Stremlau, N. (Eds.), Speech and Society in Turbulent Times (pp. 171–191). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-316-99685-0. 

Internet Publications

Danbury, R. (2021). Journalistic Independence, the BBC and the Government of the Day. Verfassungsblog

Danbury, R. (2021). The DSM Copyright Directive: Article 15: What? – Part II. Kluwer Copyright Blog

Danbury, R. (2021). The DSM Copyright Directive: Article 15: Why and Why Not? – Part I. Kluwer Copyright Blog

Danbury, R. (2020). The BBC and Henry VIII’s Heirs. Verfassungsblog

Danbury, R. (2020). Is the UK Government Undermining the BBC? Verfassungsblog

Danbury, R. (2018). Knowledge isn’t power: knowledge helps you flourish. Information Law and Policy Centre, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Danbury, R. (2018). Cliff Richard and Private Investigations. UK Constitutional Law Association

Townend, J. and Danbury, R. (2017). Protecting Sources and Whistleblowers in a Digital Age. London: Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. 

Danbury, R. (2016). Copyright and the News in the EU. Center for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg, University of Pennslyvania

Danbury, R. (2016). Is an EU publishers’ right a good idea? Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Cambridge [PDF]

Danbury, R., Bently, L. and Hargreaves, I. (2016). Copyright and news project (2014-16). Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Cambridge

Danbury, R. (2014). Can Copyright Save News? And Should it? Centre for Global Communication Studies, Annenberg, University of Pennsylvania

Danbury, R. (2007). Can I Really Report That? The Decline of Contempt of Court. Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University [PDF]