Profile CV of Mira T. Sundara Rajan

Her latest book, Moral Rights: Principles, Practice and New Technology, was published by Oxford University Press (New York) in 2011. The book examines the impact of technology on culture, considering both opportunities and challenges generated by the digital environment, and it proposes new solutions to the legal, ethical, and creative dilemmas that are likely to arise. A new edition is currently pending.

Mira is active as a specialist consultant on intellectual property matters, advising governments, non-governmental organizations, firms, and individuals in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and European Union countries, Russia, and India.Photographer: Paul Landl

Mira has held the Canada Research Chair in Intellectual Property Law at the University of British Columbia, where she was a tenured professor of law and was awarded the Canada Research Chair (Tier II), one of Canada’s highest academic honors, for the maximum term of ten years (2005-15). Mira was previously a Herchel Smith Fellow in Intellectual Property Law at the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute of the University of London (2002-04). She has been a Visiting Professor and Fellow at a number of universities worldwide, including, most recently, New York University Law School, LUISS University (Rome), and Magdalen College, Oxford University, where she continues to be an Honorary Member of the College.

Mira is active as a specialist consultant on intellectual property matters, advising governments, non-governmental organizations, firms, and individuals in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and European Union countries, Russia, and India.

Mira also edits the looseleaf series, Intellectual Property: Eastern Europe, featuring law in translation and commentary by eminent contributors, which is scheduled to be re-published as a series of books by Oxford University Press in 2012. Her first book, Copyright and Creative Freedom: A Study of Post-Socialist Law Reform, dealt with the problems of copyright law and reform in Russia and other Central and Eastern European jurisdictions.

Mira is fluent in English and French, and broadcasts regularly in both languages on radio and television. She has studied Spanish, Tamil, Italian, and Russian to varying degrees of fluency.

Beyond her legal accomplishments, Mira is a concert pianist with an active performing schedule. Her performances have been sponsored by the Canadian missions abroad, the Alliance Française, and the Goethe-Institut. She is also a writer of fiction and non-fiction.

Mira is a great-granddaughter of Indian National Poet C. Subramania Bharati (1882-1921), and has an active role in protecting and preserving Bharati’s literary legacy for future generations.