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My PhD research considers what private law remedies are available for interference with intangibles. Digitalisation has changed ownership and control of personal assets, something which English law has struggled to properly address. Problems arise because English law relies extensively on possession as a proxy for ownership and intangibles cannot be possessed under English law. There are also questions about whether certain types of digital assets are property in the first place.
My research considers the extent to which intangibles can be accommodated by existing private law remedies. It asks if the focus of remedies on property and possession is practically and theoretically defensible. This is because some types of commercially valuable intangible assets fall outside the scope of one or both of those criteria. It considers what changes, if any, would be desirable if current remedies do not adequately protect intangibles.
In addition to my research, I teach undergraduate Law of Contract and Commercial Law. I also lecture on Personal Property, Bailment and the Property Torts in the undergraduate Commercial Law course.
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An Expressive Theory of PossessionMccay, K., Jul 2021, In: The Cambridge Law Journal.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)
Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial IntelligenceMccay, K., Nov 2020, In: Journal of Professional Negligence.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article (Academic Journal)
What private law remedies exist for the interference with cryptocurrencies?Mccay, K., Jun 2022, (In preparation).
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other Conference Contribution