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Yoonmo Sang (PhD, The University of Texas at Austin)  is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts & Design at the University of Canberra where he is a member of the News & Media Research Centre. Before joining the University of Canberra, he taught as an assistant professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He researches the intersections of new media technologies and the law, focusing on how socio-cultural and technological changes advantage and/or disadvantage different stakeholders. His research interests also include civic and community engagement through social media and individuals' attitudes and behavioral intentions regarding new media technologies.

He is on the editorial boards of three journals: Social Media + Society, Communication Law Review, and the Journal of Media Law, Ethics, and Policy Research, a journal of the Korean Society for Media Law, Ethics, and Policy Research. His previous positions include Research Associate at the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy, Doctoral Research Assistant at the Technology and Information Policy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, and Business Banker at Shinhan Bank in South Korea.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Aug 2011Aug 2015

Master, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Aug 2009Aug 2011

Master, Hanyang University

Feb 2007Feb 2009

Bachelor, Hanyang University

Mar 1997Aug 2004

External positions

Secretary, Korean American Communication Association

Aug 2017Aug 2019

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Research Output

  • 20 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Copyright Alert System

Sang, Y. & Popiel, P., 2020, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. United Kingdom: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 394-396

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Revisiting Copyright Theories: Democratic Culture and the Resale of Digital Goods

SANG, Y., Jun 2019, In : Communication Theory. 29, 3, p. 277-296 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The ontology of digital asset after death: policy complexities, suggestions and critique of digital platforms

    Park, Y. J., Sang, Y., Lee, H. & Jones-Jang, S. M., 6 Dec 2019, In : Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance. 22, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Uses and Gratifications of the Screenshot in Human Communication: An Exploratory Study

    Cramer, E., SANG, Y. & Park, S., Jun 2019, In : Electronic Journal of Communication. 29, 1& 2, p. 1-20 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Communication Law

    Youm, K. H., SANG, Y. & Park, A., 2018, Korean Communication, Media, and Culture: An Annotated Bibliography. Youm, K. H. & Kwak, N. (eds.). Lanham, USA: Lexington Books, p. 11-40 30 p.

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter


    • 1 Oral presentation

    Engaging the Industry in Research

    Saeed Banihashemi (Speaker), Ben Ellway (Speaker), Fanke Peng (Speaker), Yoonmo Sang (Speaker)
    13 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation