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Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market: Law, Policy and Licensing Practices. Guest Lectures.

Guest lectures - Copyright in the EU Single Market.
Dates: Tuesday 1st, 15th, 29th March, 5th April 2022.

Professor Giuseppe Mazziotti will hold several guest speakers in his module on 'Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market: Law, Policy and Licensing Practices’. Please find below list of the guest lectures including topics of these lectures, information about the guest speakers and recommended readings.

The Zoom link for this lecture can be accessed: here

Copyright, Software and Videogames.

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022, 15:00 - 17:00.
Speaker: Dr. Gaetano Dimita, Queen Mary University of London, School of Law, Intellectual Property Institute.

Dr. Gaetano Dimita is a Senior Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London where he teaches ‘Interactive Entertainment Law’, ‘Interactive Entertainment Transactions’, ‘Esports Law’, and ‘Art & Intellectual Property Law’.

He is the editor-in-chief of the Interactive Entertainment Law Review (IELR –, which he helped launch as the first academic peer-reviewed journal in the field. The Journal, published twice a year by Edward Elgar, features articles focusing on the legal changes, challenges and controversies in the gaming space.

Gaetano created and organizes the ‘More Than Just a Game’ conference series (MTJG - a unique series of academic-led conferences on games and interactive entertainment law attracting an international network of researchers and legal professionals. MTJG now counts events in London (the flagship two-day conference), Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt, Maastricht, Milan and Warsaw.

Gaetano serves as Executive Committee member of the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association (BLACA), as Board Member of the National Video Game Museum (NVM); and as member of the UK IPO Copyright Advisory Council. He is also a member of Italian Bar Association (Rome), the Video Game Bar Association, the Fair Play Alliance, and the Higher Education Video Game Association.

Gaetano is a qualified lawyer (Italian Bar Association) and Of Counsel of an Italian Law firm specialized in video game law, Andrea Rizzi & Partners, advising on Intellectual Property Law, Licensing and Regulation.


M. LONGAN, G. DIMITA, J. D. MICHELS, C. MILLARD, ‘Cloud Gaming Demystified: An Introduction to the Legal Implications of Cloud-Based Video Games’ Queen Mary Law Research Paper No. 369/2021 (2021), Available at: SSRN


  • C-406/10 SAS Institute v World Programming Ltd [2012]
  • C-128/11 UsedSoft v Oracle [2012]
  • C-355/12 Nintendo v PC Box [2014]

Copyright and Innovation Policies: How Data May Change the Future of Copyright Management in the Book Industry.

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2022, 15:00 - 17:00.
Speaker: Dr. Piero Attanasio, Italian Publishers Association.

Piero Attanasio got a master-of-science in economics at the University of Bologna. He has been working in book publishing since 1986 covering various positions in small sized academic publishing houses. In 1996 he joined the Italian Publishers Association (AIE) where he is currently head of public affairs, R&D and European projects, and academic publishing activities. He is a Board member at ISBN International Agency and Fondazione LIA, and member of the Copyright Policy Working Group of the International Publishers Association (IPA).

Piero was CEO at mEDRA (the IT spin-off of AIE) from 2004 to 2018 and board member in several international organisations such as the Federation of European Publishers (till Sept 2020), EDItEUR and the International DOI Foundation. He chaired the IPA Standard and Technology Committee, the ARROW Association and the ISBN International Agency.

He is lecturer in the postgraduate course on publishing at the University of Milan. His interest in trade and rights data date back to the ‘90ies. In 2005 he launched the idea of approaching the orphan work problem as the first use-case for the development of a “rights information infrastructure”. After then, he coordinated the technical working group of the European publishers on rights data in the Google Settlement case, directed the ARROW project and was involved with the set-up of the ISNI standard (ISO) and Thema subject schema standard, and with the Linked Content Coalition, the RELIRE project in France, the RDI and the ARDITO European projects (coordinated by his team at AIE).

He is author of many articles and two monographs about the impact of technologies on book trade and rights management in the digital environment.


  • P. ATTANASIO: ‘New Challenges in Metadata Management between Publishers and Libraries’ vol. 13, no. 1 (2022), available here
  • P. ATTANASIO, L. DEL PLATO, G. MARANGONI: ‘European copyright, competition and innovation policy in the creative sectors’, Economia della Cultura, Vol. XXIX, n. 2, pp. 209-220 (2019)
  • P. ATTANASIO: ‘Rights Information Infrastructures and Voluntary Stakeholders Agreements in Digital Library Programmes’ vol. 1, no 2 (2010), available: here
  • Cases:

  • C-174/15 Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken v Stichting Leenrecht [2016]
  • C‑263/18 Nederlands Uitgeversverbond & Groep Algemene Uitgevers v Tom Kabinet Internet BV [2019]

  • Copyright and Mass Digitization Projects: Orphan Works, Out-of-Commerce Works and Extended Collective Licences.

    Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022, 15:00 - 17:00.
    Speaker: Prof. Argyri Panezi, IE Business School, Madrid.


  • A. PANEZI: ‘Europe's New Renaissance: New Policies and Rules for Digital Preservation and Access To European Cultural Heritage’, Columbia Journal of European Law, Vol. 24(3), p. 596 (2018), available: here
  • L. GUIBAULT & S. SCHROFF: ‘Extended Collective Licensing for the Use of Out-of-Commerce Works in Europe: A Matter of Legitimacy Vis-a`-Vis Rights Holders’ IIC – International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Vol. 49, p. 916-939 (2018), available: here

  • Copyright in the Social Media Landscape

    Tueaday 5 April 2022, 15:00 - 17:00.
    Guest Speaker: Prof. Giancarlo Frosio, Queen’s University Belfast, School of Law.

    Giancarlo Frosio is Professor of Law and Technology in the School of Law of Queen's University Belfast. He is also a Non-Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School and a Faculty Associate of the NEXA Research Center for Internet and Society in Turin. In addition, Giancarlo is a Visiting Professor at the LL.M. in Intellectual Property law jointly organized by WIPO and the University of Turin (since 2010), where he also served as the Deputy Director from 2010 to 2013, a Visiting Professor at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) at Strasbourg University, a Visiting Professor at the University of Turin, School of Management, and a Visiting Professor at the Higher School of Economics of the National Research University in Moscow. Previously, Giancarlo was an Associate Professor at the CEIPI at Strasbourg University (2016-2021), where he also co-directed the Master 2 (LLM) in International and European IP Law. He also served as the Intermediary Liability fellow with Stanford CIS (2013-2016). At Stanford CIS, he launched the Intermediary liability research focus area of the Center and the World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap).

    Giancarlo is a qualified attorney with a doctoral degree (S.J.D.) in IP law from Duke Law School. Additionally, he holds an LL.M. from Duke Law School, an LL.M. in IT and Telecoms law from Strathclyde University. Giancarlo is the author of numerous legal articles and publications, which can be found at SSRN and Google Scholar. His latest book is titled Reconciling Copyright with Cumulative Creativity: the Third Paradigm and was published with Edward Elgar in 2018. He is also the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability published by Oxford University Press (2020).


    • G. FROSIO: ‘Algorithmic Enforcement Online’, in Paul Torremans, ed., Intellectual Property and Human Rights (4th edition, Kluwer Law Int’l) 709-744 (2020), available here
    • T. FOGED: ‘Denmark – A New Reality for Tech Giants’, European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 43, Issue 10, p. 688-691 (2021)