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Shun-Ling Chen Assistant Research Professor

Shun-Ling Chen

Current Appointment

  • Assistant Research Professor, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica

Education & Experience

  • S.J.D., Harvard Law School (2013)
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School (2005)
  • LL.M., National Taiwan University (2002)
  • LL.B., National Taiwan University (1999)

Research Fields

  • Science and technology studies
  • Information and society
  • Online collaborations, Intellectual property
  • Indigenous peoples' law and policy, Indigenous rights


Journal Articles
  • Chen, Shun-Ling, accepted, “What’s in a Name? – Facebook’s Real Name Policy and User Privacy”, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy.
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2017, “Sampling as a Secondary Orality Practice and Copyright's Technological Biases”, Journal of High Technology Law, XVII(2), 206-272.  Links(Open link in new tab)
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2015, “Exposing Professionalism in United States Copyright Law: The Disenfranchised Lay Public in a Semiotic Democracy”, University of San Francisco Law Review, 49(1), 57-121.  Links(Open link in new tab)
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2011, “Collaborative Authorship: From Folklore to the Wikiborg”, University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology and Policy, 131-167.  Links(Open link in new tab)
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2010, “Wikipedia: A Republic of Science Democratized”, Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology,, 249-325.  Links(Open link in new tab)
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2009, “To Surpass or to Conform – What are Public Licenses For? ”, University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy, 107-139.  Links(Open link in new tab)
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2006, “Freedom as in a Self-sustainable Community: The Free Software Movement and its Challenge to Copyright Law”, Policy Futures in Education, 4(4), 337-347.  Links(Open link in new tab)
  • Shun-Ling Chen, accepted, “Beyond Efficiency: Distribution Questions and Boundary-Work in Citizen Science”, East Asian Science, Technology and Society. (SSCI)
Book Chapters
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2017, “Art-iculating the Indigenous Nations and Its Struggles - Pangcah as a Cse of Indigenous Movement in Taiwan”, editor(s): Sungmoon Kim, Hsin-wen Lee, Reimagining Nation and Nationalism in Multicultural East Asia, pp. 230, London: Routledge.
  • Shun-Ling Chen,2016,〈數位時代對耗盡原則的挑戰:以美國法為中心〉,司法院編,《智慧財產訴訟制度相關論文彙編第5輯 (Intellectual Property Litigation System Vol 5)》,頁261-296,台北市:司法院。 (The Digital Challenge for the Exhaustion Doctrine in American Copyright Law (in Chinese) )
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2011, “The Wikimedia Foundation and the Self-governing Wikipedia Community – A Dynamic Relationship under Constant Negotiation”, editor(s): Geert Lovink, Nathaniel Tkacz, Critical Point of View: A Reader, Institute of Network Culture, pp. 351-369, Netherlands: Institute of Network Cultures.
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2008, “The Tsou (Taiwan), a case study in Addressing the Land Claims of Indigenous Peoples”, editor(s): Lawrence Susskind, Isabelle Anguelovski, Program on Human Rights and Injustice, pp. 93-97, Cambridge Massachusetts: MIT.
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2007, “Freedom as in a Self-sustainable Community: The Free Software Movement and its Challenge to Copyright Law”, editor(s): Cushla Capitzke and Michael A Peters, Global Knowledge Cultures, pp. 161-174, Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Conference Papers
  • Chen, Shun-Ling, 2018, “What’s in a Name? – Facebook’s Real Name Policy and User Privacy”, paper presented at Law and Society, Toronto, Canada: Law and Society, 2018-06-07 ~ 2018-06-10.
  • 陳舜伶,2018,〈獨立自治社群或圓形監?資訊服務中介者的角色、功能與作為〉,發表於新世紀的政治思維與治理,清華大學人文與社會科學院:清華大學,2018-03-10 ~ 2018-03-11。
  • 陳舜伶,2017,〈美國法著作權擴張下公共領域論述的復歸〉,發表於「法律與歷史的交匯:台灣法律史二十年」國際學術研討會,中研院:中研院法律所,2017-11-30 ~ 2017-12-01。
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2017, “Making Service Providers Accountable to Subscribers: Analyzing and Critiquing Corporate-issued Transparency Reports”, paper presented at Asian Privacy Scholars Network 2017, Hong Kong University: Hong Kong University, Law and Technology Center, 2017-09-27.
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2017, “Citizen Science? Lay Participation from Research Science to Regulatory Science”, paper presented at 4S, Boston, MA, USA: Society for Social Studies of Science, 2017-08-30 ~ 2017-09-02.
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2016, “The Distribution Questions in Citizen Science”, paper presented at Discipling or Empowering the Citizenry Through Citizen Science - Historical and Normative Perspectives on Knowledge and Power, 中研院: 中研院法律所, 2016-12-08 ~ 2016-12-09.
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2016, “Inventors’ Moral Rights and the Image of Inventors – A Study of Joint Inventions in US Patent Law”, paper presented at Patent Conference 6, Boston, U.S.A.: Boston College Law School, 2016-04-08 ~ 2016-04-09.
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2015, “Sampling as a Secondary Orality Practice – Copyright's Bias Against Non-Literal Forms of Expression”, paper presented at Law and Society Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, USA: Law and Society Association, 2015-05-28 ~ 2015-05-31.
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2014, “ Whiteness as Property in Copyright – The Case of Cultural Appropriation in the Contemporary Western Music Industry”, paper presented at CRITICAL RACE STUDIES SYMPOSIUM: WHITENESS AS PROPERTY: A 20-Year Appraisal, UCLA: UCLA, 2014-10-02 ~ 2014-10-04.
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2013, “The Haunting Author in the Distribution of Ownership and Authority: An exploration through Collaborative Cultural Production”, Harvard Law School, Harvard University.
  • Shun-Ling Chen, 2005, “Power struggle through rhetoric : free software movement and its challenge to the copyright regi”, 88 pages, Harvard Law School, Harvard University.
  • 陳舜伶,2002,〈原住民族運動「權利法制化」進路的困局--兼論建構中的台灣原住民族自治〉,法律學系研究所,國立台灣大學。
Book Review
  • Chen, Shun-Ling, 2018, “Kanjian bujie zhi wu: Gongye shehui zhong zhishi quanwei de wenhua shizuo 看見不潔之物︰工業社會中知識權威的文化實作 [Bad Stuff in Your Food and Other Pressing Matters: Cultural Practices in Institutionalized Epistemic Authorities in the Industrial Society]”, East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 11, 1-4.  Links(Open link in new tab)