Astrid Hamran Storrusten


Astrid is an Assicoate at Wikborg Rein's Oslo office and is part of the firm's Technology and IT Law practice. 

2019- Associate, Wikborg Rein, Oslo_NEWLINE_2018-2019 Research Assistant, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo_NEWLINE_2017-2019 Legal Assistant, Sporveien_NEWLINE_2017 Secretary, Familiens Advokat_NEWLINE__NEWLINE__NEWLINE_
2019 Master of Laws, University of Oslo


  • Technology and IT Law


    Copyright protection of algorithms – impossible or just a question of definition?

    Legal protection of algorithms has been subject of much debate over the years, and with the huge technological development, the topic is constantly gaining new relevance. Access to good and effective algorithms has become vital for companies that want to gain strong market positions, as giants like Google and Facebook use algorithms to generate customized content. The prevailing view among copyright lawyers has long been that algorithms are not protected by copyright because they are unprotected ideas behind computer programs. However, I think this is misleading and oversimplified.