Mathias currently works as a researcher and senior lecturer at the University of Göteborg. His research revolves within the field of legal informatics
with particular interest in copyright, democracy, human rights, free expression, censorship, open access and ethics. He has published several articles in these topics.
Among his recent work is a co-edited volume (with Andrew Murray) entitled Human Rights in the Digital Age. In addition to this he defended his PhD thesis Disruptive Technology in October 2006. Mathias has been a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a visiting researcher at the University of Trento and has worked as a legal expert dealing with questions of copyright and Open Access at the University of Lund
Mathias is a coordinator of the Resistance Studies Network, he has been Project Lead for Creative Commons Sweden since 2004 and a member of the Free Software Foundation Europe team since 2006.