Yin Harn Lee
Email Address: Yin.Lee@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6861
I joined the University of Sheffield as a Lecturer in December 2014, where I research and teach in the area of Intellectual Property Law. I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge, focusing on the copyright issues surrounding the modification of videogames by players. A monograph based on my PhD thesis is currently under contract to be published by Cambridge University Press. Prior to commencing my PhD studies, I worked in a leading law firm in Kuala Lumpur and as a researcher and tutor at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
- PhD University of Cambridge
- LLM, University of Cambridge
- LLB (Hons), University of Malaya
- Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy
- Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya, Malaysia (non-practising)
Teaching and Learning
I believe that law students should be equipped both to articulate legal solutions to a particular fact situation and also to form reasoned opinions concerning the broader social, political and ethical implications of those solutions. To enable students to develop these skills, I employ techniques adapted from mooting and debating. My teaching is informed and enhanced by my research: I have used videogames and videogame modifications as case studies when teaching Copyright and Related Rights, and am investigating the possibility of using videogames as a pedagogical tool.
The modules I teach are:
|Remedies in Private Law||Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law|
|Copyright and Related Rights||E-Commerce Law|
|European Copyright Law|
- Intellectual property law
- Copyright, technology and popular culture
- Intellectual property aspects of competition and contract law
- Digital cultures and fan communities
- Internet law
Member of the Sheffield Institute for Corporate and Commercial Law Research Cluster
Areas of Research Supervision
- Copyright law
- Intellectual property in the digital environment
Recent Invited Papers and Keynote Lectures
- ‘Rethinking the “Copy” in Copyright’, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2017 (University College Dublin, 5 - 8 September 2017)
- ‘Judicial Development of Restitution Within Legislative Constraints’, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2016 (University of Oxford, 6 - 9 September 2016)
- ‘The Concept of the Work in Copyright Law’, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2015 (University of York, 1 - 4 September 2015)
- Lee YH (2018) The Persistence of the Text: The Concept of the Work in Copyright Law - Part 2. Intellectual Property Quarterly, 107-139. View this article in WRRO
- Lee YH (2018) Putting a face to the game: the intellectual property implications of using celebrity likenesses in videogames. Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, 13(2), 143-153. View this article in WRRO
- Lee YH (2018) The Persistence of the Text: The Concept of the Work in Copyright Law - Part 1. Intellectual Property Quarterly, 22-44. View this article in WRRO
- Lee YH (2013) Fan Communities and the Self-Regulation of Digital Creative Space. SCRIPT-ed, 10(3), 364-388.
- Lee YH (2012) Play Again? Revisiting the Case for Copyright Protection of Gameplay in Videogames. European Intellectual Property Review, 34(12), 865-874.