Lawrence Liang

Field of Practice:

Jurisprudence / Law

City, Country:

Bangalore, India


2015, 2016, 2017

Lawrence Liang is an Indian Chinese legal researcher and lawyer based in the city of Bangalore, who is known for his legal campaigns on issues of public concern. He is co-founder of the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. Lawrence Liang, a graduate from National Law School of India University, Bangalore subsequently pursued his Masters degree in Warwick, Great Britain on a Chevening Scholarship.

His key areas of interest are law, technology and culture, the politics of copyright and he has been working closely with Sarai, New Delhi/India on a joint research project, Intellectual Property and the Knowledge/Culture Commons. A keen follower of the open source movement in software, Lawrence Liang has been working on ways of translating the open source ideas into the cultural domain. He is author of Sex, laws and Videotape: The Public is watching and Guide to open content licenses, published by the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam/Netherlands in 2004.