Prof. Dr. Mark D. Cole

Professor Dr. iur. Mark D. Cole (born 1972) is a professor of media and telecommunications law at Luxembourg University and scientific director of the Institute of European Media Law in Saarbrücken (since 2014). He studied law and political sciences at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, first state law exam 1998, second state law exam in 2004, both specialising in European law with legal training in the Commission (DG competition), with a publically-governed broadcasting company and a copyright and media law firm; doctorate at Mainz University in 2003 in international law. Before joining Luxembourg University in 2007, he held the chair for public law, international and European law and media law at Mainz University, Mainz Media Institute and Braunschweig University of Applied Sciences. He is currently lecturer of European media law / European media competition law in master’s courses in Mainz and at the Europe Institute Saarbrücken. 
At Luxembourg University, Prof. Dr. Mark D. Cole is also Director of Studies for the “Master in Space, Communication and Media Law (LL.M.)“ and a member of the “Interdisciplinary Centre Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)“ as well as a representative for the university in the advisory committee of the Media Supervisory Authority ALIA (Autorité luxembourgeoise indépendante de l’audiovisuel). In addition he is co-director of the Institute of Legal Informatics at Saarland University and a member of the scientific advisory committee of the European Computing Academy of Law (EEAR) in Merzig. Memberships include: study group for press law and freedom and the German Association for Computing in the Judiciary.

He specialises in the complete spectrum of European and comparative media law from legal frameworks for traditional media and regulation questions for the internet to data protection and copyright law (

Co-editor/author of the works: “Heidelberger Kommentar zum Rundfunkstaatsvertrag/ Jugendmedienschutzstaatsvertrag“, “Europäisches und Internationales Medienrecht”, “Handbuch Medienrecht – Recht der elektronischen Massenmedien” as well as author of numerous contributions on media law in German, English and French; co-editor of magazines European Data Protection Law Review (EdpL), Revue du Droit des Technologies de l’Information (R.D.T.I.), International Journal of Law and Information Technology (IJLIT); co-editor of publication series of the Institute for European Media Law (EMR), the EMR/Script series as well as the monthly EMR newsletter.