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Dr. Giuseppe Mazziotti
Assistant Professor, Law

Biography

Born in Cosenza (Italy), Giuseppe Mazziotti has been full-time Assistant Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Trinity College Dublin since 2014. He held the same position at the University of Copenhagen from 2009 to 2012.

Giuseppe was a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges (2016-2018); the University of Paris Nanterre (2018); the University of Versailles (2013); Roma Tre University (2009-2011); and the University of Sassari (2008-2009). He was an Emile Noel Global Fellow and EU Fulbright Schuman Scholar at New York University School of Law (2018-2019) and a Visiting Scholar at Pompeu Fabra University (2017), ESADE Business School (2017), Columbia University Law School (2010-2011) and the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law (Fall 2004). He was also a Fellow at the Centre for Media Pluralism and Freedom at the European University Institute in Florence (2017); the Instituto de Tecnologia & Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro (2015); and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School (2011-2012).

As both a university professor and an individual consultant, Giuseppe has been the recipient of numerous research grants by EU and national institutions in the fields of EU media policy, public sector information, copyright collective management, and open source software and content licensing.

He also acquired skills and knowledge stemming from his work as an attorney and independent legal advisor and as a policy analyst for the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), one of the leading Brussels-based think tanks. He collaborated with industry, major political groups, national governments and EU policy and lawmakers.

Giuseppe holds a summa cum laude Juris Doctor (JD) degree (2001) from the University of Perugia and a Master of Research (2003) and a PhD in Law (2007) from the European University Institute in Florence. He is also a musician and holds a Master's degree in Clarinet Performance (1997) and Chamber Music (2003) from the Music Academy of Perugia (Conservatorio di musica di Perugia). Giuseppe worked for ten years (1994-2004) as principal clarinettist for the Perugia Symphony Orchestra and as a critic and speaker for the Italian radio broadcaster RAI Radio 3. He was one of the founders and editors of the Musikethos online music project from 2005 to 2009.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

The Role of Market-Driven and Legislative Solutions to Online Music Licensing in Europe in, editor(s)A.Kamperman Sanders, A. Moerland , IP as a Complex Adaptive System: Its Role in the Innovation Society , Cheltenham , Edward Elgar , 2021, [Mazziotti, Giuseppe ] Book Chapter, 2021

A Data-Driven Approach to Copyright in the Age of Online Platforms in, editor(s)D.Gervais , Recreating Copyright Law, Redesigning Design Law, Resourcing Trademark Law, and Reinventing Patent Law, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar , 2021, [Mazziotti, Giuseppe] Book Chapter, 2021

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , The Role of Market-Driven and Legislative Solutions to Online Music Licensing in Europe, 2020 Working Paper, 2020

The Intersection of EU Media Policy and Copyright: Protecting the Value of Cultural Creation in Television and Online Content Services in, editor(s)P.L. Parcu and E. Brogi , Research Handbook on EU Media Law and Policy, Edward Elgar , 2020, [Mazziotti, Giuseppe ] Book Chapter, 2020

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, Il diritto d'autore ai tempi della pandemia , 2020, - 15 Miscellaneous, 2020

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'The Role of Market-Driven and Legislative Solutions to Online Music Licensing', 21st EIPIN Innovation Society Congress, Maastricht, 23 January, 2020, Maastricht University, School of Law Invited Talk, 2020

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright Liability of Social Media Platforms Under EU Directive 2019/790', Platform Society: Free Speech, Copyright and Sharing on Social Media Platforms - Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Journal Symposium, 4 October, 2019, Fordham Law School Invited Talk, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'EU Copyright Reform', Annual Intellectual Property Law and Policy Conference, 25 April, 2019, Fordham Law School Invited Talk, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Attribution, Authenticity and Integrity of Artworks in the Online Platform Economy' , Le droit moral dans les arts d'édition, 18 October, 2019, Rodin Museum, Paris Invited Talk, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Il recepimento della direttiva Copyright: quali prospettive per editori e titolari di diritti?', Le riforme dell'audiovisivo: verso un'industria europea dei media?, Giornate internazionali di Eurovisioni, Villa Medici, Rome, 11 October, 2019, Autorita' Garante nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM) Invited Talk, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Will the Contract Law Provisions of the New EU Copyright Directive Affect U.S. Contracts for Exploitations of Works and Performances within the EU?' , 2019 Annual Meeting, Baltimore, 9 June , 2019, The Copyright Society of the USA Invited Talk, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'New EU Rules for Content Platforms' , New York , 23 April , 2019, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy, New York University (NYU) School of Law Invited Talk, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Remuneration of Content Creators in the Digital Space: the Special Case of Social Media' , New York , 7 May, 2019, Jean Monnet Center, NYU Law School Invited Talk, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'A New Standard of Copyright Liability for Social Media and User-Generated Content Platforms in Europe: Rationale, Challenges and Its Impact on Authors' Remuneration and Transatlantic Relationships', Second IP Researchers Europe Conference, Geneva, 28-29 June, 2019, World Intellectual Property Organisation & University of Geneva Invited Talk, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Developing a Creator-Centric Approach to Copyright in the Age of Online Platforms' , 38th Annual Congress, International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), Nashville , 28 August, 2019, Vanderbilt University School of Law Invited Talk, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright as a Tool for Digital Music Protection', Intellectual Property and Competition Law Seminar, Milan, 15 November, 2019, Bocconi University, School of Law Invited Talk, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, Moral Rights in Italy: "Ieri, Oggi e Domani", Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Vol. 14, (4), 2019, p285 - 293 Journal Article, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, Media Policy and Copyright in Europe: the Progressive Expansion of the Law for Broadcasters to Online Platforms, 2019 Working Paper, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, Remuneration of Content Creation in the Digital Space: Challenges, Obstacles and a Common Language to Foster Economic Sustainability and Cultural Diversity, Ottawa , Canadian Council for the Arts & Government of Canada, 2019 Report, 2019

Allowing Online Content to Cross Borders: is Europe Really Paving the Way for a Digital Single Market? in, editor(s)T. Pilhajarinne, J. Vesala and O. Honkkila , Online Content Distribution in the EU, Edward Elgar, 2019, pp188 - 203, [Mazziotti, Giuseppe ] Book Chapter, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Remuneration of Content Creation in the Digital Space: Challenges, Obstacles and a Common Language to Foster Economic Sustainability and Cultural Diversity' , Diversity of Content in the Digital Age, International Meeting organised by Canadian Council for the Arts & Government of Canada , Ottawa , 7 February, 2019, Canadian Government, Department of Canadian Heritage, Invited Talk, 2019

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Considering IP in Europe after Brexit: Options, Priorities and Strategies for Global Businesses' , European IP Summit, , 4 October, 2018, Boston College Law School Invited Talk, 2018

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, Remedies, Enforcement and Territoriality, Columbia Journal for Law and the Arts, Vol. 41, (3), 2018, p533 - 538 Journal Article, 2018

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Accessing Online Content Across Borders: Is the EU Paving the Way for a Digital Single Market?, Stanford , 17 May, 2018, Stanford Law School Invited Talk, 2018

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'The Future of Professional Creativity on Social Networks and User-Generated Content Platforms: a EU-US Perspective on Copyright and Liability of Online Intermediaries' , Fall 2018 Global/Emile Noel Fellows Forum, New York , 28 September, 2018, NYU School of Law Invited Talk, 2018

Music Improvisation and Copyright in, editor(s)E. Bonadio and N. Lucchi , Non-Conventional Copyright, Edward Elgar, 2018, pp174 - 200, [Mazziotti, Giuseppe ] Book Chapter, 2018

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'The future of professional creativity on social media and user-generated content platforms', IP Researchers Europe Conference, Geneva, 29 June, 2018, World Intellectual Property Organization & University of Geneva Invited Talk, 2018

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Allowing Content to Cross Borders: is the EU Paving the Way for a Digital Single Market?', 26th Annual Conference, International Intellectual Property Law & Policy, New York , 5 April, 2018, Fordham University School of Law Invited Talk, 2018

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Implications of Territoriality for Online Copyright Enforcement Measures', Exploring International Copyright's Gaps and Flexibilities, New York , 6 October , 2017, Columbia Law School, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts Invited Talk, 2017

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, Il monopolio SIAE e la direttiva Barnier: come stanno davvero le cose?, Il Diritto Industriale, Vol. 1, 2017, 73 - 79 Journal Article, 2017

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Il riequilibrio tra i ricavi delle piattaforme UGC e i compensi per diritti d'autore - Interazione con la disciplina degli ISP', Il mercato unico digitale: quale futuro per il copyright?, Rome, 6 December, 2017, Osservatorio di Proprietà Intellettuale, Concorrenza e Comunicazioni, LUISS, Rome Invited Talk, 2017

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Portability, Cross-Border Trade and Geo-Blocking of Online Content Services: is Europe Really Paving the Way for a Digital Single Market?' , Online Content Distribution Conference, Helsinki, 17 November , 2017, University of Helsinki, Department of Law Invited Talk, 2017

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'How to Protect Copyright Without Jeopardizing Intermediary Liability', European Copyright - Quo Vadis?, Florence, 29 April, 2017, European University Institute, Law Department Invited Talk, 2017

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Allowing Online Content to Cross Borders: Europe's Quest for a Digital Single Market', New York , 11 October, 2017, Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice, New York University, School of Law Invited Talk, 2017

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, Luci e ombre nel decreto legislativo di attuazione della Direttiva "Barnier", Il Diritto Industriale, Vol. 4 , 2017, p345 - 351 Journal Article, 2017

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Rimedi comportamentali e strutturali ai fini della garanzia del pluralismo dell'informazione', Fake news e allarme sociale: responsabilità, non censura,XXXII Convegno dell'Osservatorio 'Giordano Dell'Amore' sui rapporti tra diritto e economia, Milan, 5 May, 2017, Fondazione Centro Nazionale di Prevenzione e Difesa Sociale, Milano Invited Talk, 2017

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'How is the EU Digital Agenda Changing Copyright and Audiovisual Media Services?', ESADE Alumni, Refresher Programme, Barcelona, 21 November, 2017, ESADE Business School Invited Talk, 2017

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Allowing Online Content to Cross Borders: Europe's Quest for a Digital Single Market', Newton (Massachusetts), 21 September, 2017, Boston College, School of Law, Invited Talk, 2017

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Music Improvisation and Copyright' , Seminar , Barcelona, 23 November, 2017, Pompeu Fabra University, Department of Private Law Invited Talk, 2017

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Addressing the Value Gap on User-Generated Content Platforms from the Perspective of Weaker Copyright Holders', Better Regulation for Copyright - Academics Meet the Policy Makers, European Parliament, Brussels, 6 September 2017, edited by Julia Reda (MEP) , 2017, pp31 - 38 Conference Paper, 2017

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Moral Rights in Italy', Moral Rights and New Technologies - Authorship, Attribution and Integrity in a Digital World, Glasgow, 31 March, 2017, University of Glasgow, School of Law Invited Talk, 2017

Condivisione delle opere creative e collaborazione tra biblioteche: quando e in che misura il fine didattico o scientifico prevale sulla proprietà intellettuale? in, editor(s)I. Brancatisano, E. De Carolis, E. Gasbarro and E. Tamburini , Dead or Alive? Le frontiere dei servizi bibliotecari nell'era della condivisione: 15 anni della comunità NILDE, Rome, Roma TRE University Press, 2017, pp41 - 52, [Mazziotti, Giuseppe] Book Chapter, 2017

Giuseppe Mazziotti, Will Europe Make Copyright Borderless and Internet-Friendly?, Irish Business Law Review, 3, (1), 2016, p11 - 20 Journal Article, 2016

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Is Geo-Blocking an Issue for Concern in Europe? Is 'Portability' of Online Content Services the Right Answer'?' , Public Seminar, Barcelona, 25 February, 2016, Pompeu Fabra University, Department of Private Law Invited Talk, 2016

Giuseppe Mazziotti; Felice Simonelli, Another Breach in the Wall: Copyright Territoriality in Europe and its Progressive Erosion on the Grounds of Competition Law, Journal of Policy, Regulation and Strategy for Telecommunications, Information and Media , 18, (6), 2016, p55 - 66 Journal Article, 2016

Giuseppe Mazziotti, Is Geo-Blocking a Real Cause for Concern in Europe?, European Intellectual Property Review , 38, (6), 2016, p365 - 376 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'What should the business community expect from the 'Digital Single Market' in Europe?', Marienlyst Konference 2016, Helsingor (Denmark), 1-2 September, 2016, Danish Entertainment and Media Law Association Invited Talk, 2016

Giuseppe Mazziotti; Felice Simonelli, Regulation on cross-border portability of online content services: roaming for Netflix or the end of copyright territoriality?, Brussels , Centre for European Policy Studies , 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Mazziotti, Giuseppe; Simonelli, Felice , 'Another breach in the wall: copyright territoriality in Europe and its progressive erosion on the grounds of competition law', Euro CPR 'Content Creation and Distribution in the Digital Single Market', Brussels , 14 March, 2016, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Invited Talk, 2016

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'El derecho de autor en el ámbito digital y la legitimidad de la minería de datos y textos' , Últimos desarrollos en el derecho de la sociedad de la información: protección de datos y propiedad intelectual en universidades y centros de documentación, Salamanca (Spain), 12 December, 2016, Universidad de Salamanca, Facultad de Derecho Invited Talk, 2016

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Digital Single Market for Multiple Audiences? Multi-territorial licenses and the issue of cultural diversity', Modernizing Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market, Longroom Hub, Trinity College, Dublin, 12 February, 2016, Trinity College Dublin & Irish Centre for European Law Invited Talk, 2016

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Is Geo-blocking an Issue for Concern in the EU Digital Single Market?' , Public Seminar, 29 February, 2016, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona Invited Talk, 2016

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, Braccio di ferro sui diritti d'autore, Nova, Il Sole 24 Ore, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright and disability', International and European Disability Law, 31 March, 2016, School of Law, National University of Ireland Maynooth Invited Talk, 2016

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Condivisione delle opere creative e collaborazione tra biblioteche: quando, e in che misura, il fine didattico o scientifico prevale sulla proprieta' intellettuale?', Dead or alive? Le frontiere dei servizi bibliotecari nell'era della condivisione: 15 anni della comunita' NILDE, Aula Magna, La Sapienza University of Rome, 19-20 May, 2016, La Sapienza University Invited Talk, 2016

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, Musica nuova nei diritti d'autore, LaVoce.info, 2016 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Will the Digital Single Market and the Enforcement of EU Competition Law Eventually Dismantle Copyright's Territoriality?', Public Seminar, Aix-en-Provence (France), 24 November, 2016, University Aix-Marseille, Department of Law, Institut de droit des affaires, Aix-en-Provence Invited Talk, 2016

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Intended and unintended harmonisation of copyright law for the EU Digital Single Market', Public Seminar,, Helsinki, 24 September, 2015, University of Helsinki, Department of Law Invited Talk, 2015

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Review of the EU Copyright Framework' , Brussels , 15 October, 2015, Legal Affairs Committee, European Parliament Invited Talk, 2015

A. Renda, F. Simonelli, G. Mazziotti, G. Luchetta and A. Bolognini, 'Implementation, Application and Effects of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Information Society, Special Report , 120, Brussels , Centre for European Policy Studies , 2015 Report, 2015 URL

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Is Geo-Blocking a Real Cause for Concern in Europe?, 2015 Working Paper, 2015

Added Value briefing paper on the internal market aspects of copyright in, editor(s)S. Reynolds , Review of the EU copyright framework, Brussels , European Parliament Research Service , 2015, pp275 - [G. Mazziotti, A. Renda, F. Simonelli, G. Luchetta] Book Chapter, 2015

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'An Age of Copyright Reforms in the EU Digital Agenda', Public Seminar, 10 December, 2015, Instituto de Tecnologia & Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro Invited Talk, 2015

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'A New Legal Framework for Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright', Towards a New Legislation on Intellectual Property in the Digital Single Market, Brussels , 3 March, 2015, Europe of Freedom and of Direct Democracy Group, European Parliament Invited Talk, 2015

Ex-Post Impact Assessment on the implementation, application and effects of Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of copyright and related rights in the information society (InfoSoc) and of its related instruments in, editor(s)S. Reynolds , Review of the EU copyright framework, Brussels , European Parliament Research Service , 2015, pp39 - [G. Mazziotti, A. Renda, F. Simonelli, G. Luchetta and A. Bolognini] Book Chapter, 2015

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright and the Exponential Growth of User-Generated Content: Is the US 'Fair Use' Doctrine a Model to Follow for the EU?' , HEC-NYU Public Interest Clinic, Paris, 12 February, 2015, New York University, School of Law & HEC Business School, Paris Invited Talk, 2015

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Produzione, accesso e tutela dei contenuti culturali per la nuova normativa europea e italiana del diritto d'autore' , Rome, Istituto Luigi Sturzo, 23 January, 2015, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament Invited Talk, 2015

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Business models for the Free/Open Source movement', Open Innovation in the Proprietary World, World Meterological Organization (WMO) Building, Geneva, 19 March, 2015, MAPPING Round Table Agenda Invited Talk, 2015

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Is Geo-blocking a Real Cause for Concern for EU Intellectual Property Policy-Makers?' , European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP), 10th Annual Conference, Glasgow, 2 September, 2015, University of Glasgow Invited Talk, 2015

Cultural diversity and the EU copyright policy and regulation in, editor(s)E. Psychogiopoulou , The European Union and cultural diversity, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp91 - 105, [Giuseppe Mazziotti] Book Chapter, 2015

A. Renda, F. Simonelli, G. Mazziotti, G. Luchetta, Policy Options for Improving the Functioning and Efficiency of the Digital Single Market in the Field of Copyright, Special Report , No. 121, Brussels , Centre for European Policy Studies , 2015 Report, 2015 URL

J. Lombert, B. Isaias, K. Bernardi, G. Mazziotti, A. Alemanno and L. Khadar, Extending Freedom of Panorama in Europe, 2015 Report, 2015

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Intellectual Property Rights in Europe: A Tool for Jobs and Growth?' , 30 January, 2014, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, European Parliament Invited Talk, 2014

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'The music business and the challenges of the Internet age - Why we need a closer, more transparent and fair relationship among creators, artist managers and content exploiters', 28 February, 2014, Department of Global Music Business, Berklee College of Music Invited Talk, 2014

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Law, technology and the licensing of online rights in musical and audiovisual works in Europe' , Dublin, 13 November, 2014, Trinity College Dublin, School of Law Invited Talk, 2014

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'La tutela della diversità culturale nell'ambito delle licenze per usi digitali: collaborazione, concorrenza o solidarietà tra le società di gestione collettiva?', La gestione collettiva dei diritti d'autore e dei diritti connessi all'indomani della direttiva 2014/26/UE,, Rome, 26 May, 2014, LUISS Guido Carli, Roma Invited Talk, 2014

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright in a Digital Single Market: the future of professional creativity and online media in Europe', Jonkoping (Sweden), 19 November, 2013, Media Management and Transformation Centre, Jonkoping International Business School Invited Talk, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market , Centre for European Policy Studies , 2013 Book, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Diritto d'autore e Agenda Digitale: tra modernizzazione, compromesso e utopia (paneuropea)' Trento, Copyright, evoluzione tecnologica e bilanciamento dei diritti, Trento (Italy) , 6 December, 2013, University of Trento, School of Law Invited Talk, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Interface between the scope of copyright exceptions and the scope of licensing practices: challenges and opportunities in the digital environment', Annual Conference on European Copyright Law 2013 - The Legal Framework in an Exponential Digital Age, Trier (Germany) , 23 May, 2013, Academy of European Law (ERA) Invited Talk, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright Law in the EU Digital Single Market', IMCO Working Group on the Digital Single Market (hearing), Brussels , 16 May, 2013, European Parliament Invited Talk, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Il diritto d'autore nel mercato unico digitale dell'Unione Europea', 59° Mercoledì di Nexa, Turin, 11 December , 2013, Nexa Center for Internet and Society - Politecnico di Torino Invited Talk, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market', Cambridge (Massachusetts), 12 November, 2013, Berkman Centre for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School Invited Talk, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'The Intersection of Competition Law and Intellectual Property in the Markets for Digital Content in Europe', Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France), 18 March, 2013, Laboratoire DANTE (Droit des Affaires et Nouvelles Technologies), University of Versailles, Department of Law and Political Sciences Invited Talk, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market', Copenhagen, 24 October, 2013, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Law Department, Copenhagen, Invited Talk, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market' , Cardozo's IP and Information Law Program,, New York , 13 November, 2013, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University Invited Talk, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market', Brussels , 28 June, 2013, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Invited Talk, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market', IP and Competition Seminar Series, Milan, 22 November , 2013, Bocconi University, School of Law Invited Talk, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright in a Digital Single Market: the future of professional creativity and online media in Europe' , Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France), 2 December, 2013, Department of Business Law and New Technologies (DANTE), School of Law and Political Sciences, University of Versailles & Ecole des Médias et du Numérique de la Sorbonne, Paris Invited Talk, 2013

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'The Digital Single Market and the Upcoming Review of EU Copyright Rules' , Stockholm, 16 December, 2013, ALMEGA (IT and Telekomforetagen) Invited Talk, 2013

Il copyright digitale in, editor(s)M. Durante and U. Pagallo , Manuale di informatica giuridica e diritto delle nuove tecnologie, Torino, UTET, 2012, pp175 - 199, [Giuseppe Mazziotti] Book Chapter, 2012

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Online Copyright Enforcement in Europe: Censorship or Regulation?' , Challenges for the Regulation of Communications in the 21st Century, Hong Kong, 23 November, 2012, Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Law Invited Talk, 2012

Managing Online Music Rights in the European Digital Single Market: Current Scenarios and Future Prospects in, editor(s)J. Rosen , Intellectual Property at the Crossroads of Trade, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2012, pp142 - 163, [Giuseppe Mazziotti] Book Chapter, 2012

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'The concept of communication to the public in light of recent ECJ cases', Performers' Rights in Europe and Beyond, AEPO-ARTIS Seminar, Hotel Le Méridien, Brussels, 13 November, 2012, AEPO-ARTIS Invited Talk, 2012

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'The Politics of EU Copyright Law', London, 5 December , 2012, Intellectual Property, Internet Media Research Centre, Brunel University, School of Law Invited Talk, 2012

Building Digital Commons through Open Access Management of Copyright-Related Rights in, M. Dulong de Rosnay and J.C. De Martin , The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture, Cambridge, OpenBook Publishers, 2012, pp81 - 91, [Giuseppe Mazziotti] Book Chapter, 2012

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , New licensing models for online music services in the European Union: from collective to customized management , 2011 Working Paper, 2011 URL

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Copyright and Educational Uses: The Unbearable Case of Italian Law from a European and Comparative Perspective , 2011 Working Paper, 2011 URL

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright and educational uses: the unbearable case of Italian law from a European and comparative perspective', Knowledge, Creativity and Fair Uses in Higher Education, Rome, 16 September , 2011, John Cabot University - Rome Invited Talk, 2011

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'New Licensing Models for Online Music Services in the European Union: From Collective to Customized Management', 29 September, 2011, Centre de Recherche Information, Droit et Société (CRIDS), University of Namur Invited Talk, 2011

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Diritto d'autore, libere utilizzazioni e licenze per attività didattiche: l'insostenibile leggerezza della legge italiana in una prospettiva europea e comparata , Il Diritto di Autore , 82 , (2 ), 2011, p207 - 259 Journal Article, 2011

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Google Books, Europeana y la digitalización del dominio público: problemas actuales y perspectivas futuras' , Derechos de autor y cultura: removiendo las fronteras del dominio público, Santiago de Compostela, 21 October , 2011, University of Santiago de Compostela, School of Law Invited Talk, 2011

MAZZIOTTI, Giuseppe , New Licensing Models for Online Music Services in the European Union , Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, 34, (4), 2011, p757 - 808 Journal Article, 2011

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'New Licensing Models for Online Music Services in the European Union: From Collective to Customized Management', IP Law at the Crossroads of Trade, 30th ATRIP Congress, Singapore , 26 July, 2011, National University of Singapore, School of Law Invited Talk, 2011

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Europeana v Google Books: Why European Cultural Institutions Should Treat Their Digitized Cultural Content as Public Sector Information', Public Sector Information at the Croassroads: Current Challenges and New Opportunities, Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information (LAPSI), 1st Public Conference, Milan, 5-6 May, 2011, Bocconi University, School of Law Invited Talk, 2011

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Managing Online Music Rights in the EU Digital Single Market: Current Scenarios and Future Prospects', 2011 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, Des Moines, 2 April , 2011, ntellectual Property Law Center, Drake University Law School Invited Talk, 2011

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Report scientifico di analisi e comparazione delle eccezioni al diritto d'autore per usi didattici e dei principali modelli di licenze e accordi tra titolari dei diritti e istituti d'istruzione: La situazione italiana a confronto con le esperienze di alcuni Paesi dell'Unione Europea e degli Stati Uniti d'America , University of Sassari, 2011 Report, 2011 URL

Articolo 99-bis della Legge n. 633/1941 (legge sul diritto d'autore) in, editor(s)Galli and Gambino , Codice commentato della proprietà industriale e intellettuale, Torino, UTET Giuridica, 2011, pp3339 - 3342, [Mazziotti, Giuseppe] Book Chapter, 2011

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Alternatives licensing models for online music services in the European Union: which roles for customised and individual management?', Collective Management of Copyright: Solution or Sacrifice?, Symposium 2011, New York , 28 January, 2011, Kernochan Center for Media Law and the Arts, Columbia Law School Invited Talk, 2011

Articoli 102-quater and 102-quinquies della Legge n. 633/1941 (legge sul diritto di autore) in, editor(s)Galli and Gambino , Codice commentato della proprietà industriale e intellettuale, Torino, UTET Giuridica, 2011, pp3358 - 3368, [Mazziotti, Giuseppe Arezzo, Emanuela ] Book Chapter, 2011

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Europeana vs. Google Books: An Ackward Case of Competition in the Digitisation of Europe's Cultural Heritage', Cambridge (Massachusetts), 29 November , 2011, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University Invited Talk, 2011

Mazziotti, G , The politics of European online music rights , Music Business Journal, 20 , 2011 Journal Article, 2011 URL

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Managing Online Music Rights in the EU Digital Single Market' , Rethink Music Conference, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, 26 April, 2011, Berklee College of Music & MIDEM (in association with Harvard Business School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University) Invited Talk, 2011

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'New Licensing Models for Online Music Services in the European Union: From Collective to Customized Management', Copenhagen, 7 November, 2011, Law Department, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Invited Talk, 2011

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Ma quel compenso non è equo , 2010 Journal Article, 2010 URL

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, Web 3.0 - Challenges and Opportunities for Consumers in the Internet of the future, European Consumer Summit 2010, Brussels (Belgium), 18-19 March, 2010, European Commission Invited Talk, 2010

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Copyright and films in the European Digital Agenda', Current trends in European and comparative film law, Florence, 16 April , 2010, European University Institute, Department of Law Invited Talk, 2010

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Intellectual Property Infringement Cases against Google in Europe: Questioning the Legitimacy of Communication and Media Environments', Communications and Competition Law and Policy - Challenges of the New Decade, First Interdisciplinary Workshop on Communications Policy and Regulation, Glasgow, 17 June, 2010, Adam Smith Research Foundation, University of Glasgow Invited Talk, 2010

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Biblioteche digitali appese a un filo: la ragnatela dei diritti d'autore , Bibliotime , 13 , (3 ), 2010 Journal Article, 2010 URL

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Le organizzazioni di gestione collettiva e Creative Commons', NEXA Annual Conference 2009, Turin, 28 November, 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Who owns improvised music? Remarks on the legal status of jazz music from a comparative perspective', Lex Non Scripta, Ars Non Scripta: Law, justice, and improvisation, Montreal, 19-20 June, 2009, McGill University School of Law, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (www.cipp.mcgill.ca) Invited Talk, 2009

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Collecting societies and cultural diversity in Europe', IP Law and Judicial Enforcement in an International Perspective, Rome, 3 December , 2009, Roma Tre University, School of Law Invited Talk, 2009

Tecnologie digitali e diritti culturali: quale ruolo per le biblioteche? in, A. Maggipinto and G. D'Ammassa , Diritto e tecnologie digitali per la valorizzazione e l'accessibilità delle conoscenze Atti del Convegno 19-20 ottobre 2007, Milano, Nyberg, 2009, pp81 - 88, [Giuseppe Mazziotti] Book Chapter, 2009

Putting the Public into Public Domain: Rights Management of Sound Recordings Through Creative Commons in, J. Drexl, L. Boy, C. Godt, R.M. Hilty, and B. Remiche , Technology and Competition - Technologie et Concurrence: Liber Amicorum Hanns Ullrich, Brussels, Larcier, 2009, pp221 - 232, [Giuseppe Mazziotti] Book Chapter, 2009

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Collecting societies and cultural diversity in the music sector', European Parliament, Legal Affairs Committee (formal hearing), Brussels , 2 December , 2009, European Parliament Invited Talk, 2009

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , 'EU Digital Copyright Law: Lessons from the Past and Future Prospects', Intellectual Property Law Network Meeting, Rosendal (Norway) , 22-24 May, 2009, University of Oslo, School of Law Invited Talk, 2009

Hoeren, Thomas Dehin, Violaine Iglesias, María-José Mazziotti, Giuseppe Psychogiopoulou, Evangelia Altemark, Christine Sarikakis, Katharine Zacharias, Eleftherios , Collecting societies and cultural diversity in the music sector: Study , Brussels, European Parliament , 2009, 2009 Report, 2009 URL

Building Digital Commons through Open Access Management of Copyright-Related Rights in, JL Jayanthi Reddy , Intellectual Property and Public Domain, Hyderabad (India), Icfai University Press (IUP), 2009, pp126 - 138, [Giuseppe Mazziotti] Book Chapter, 2009

Italy in, editor(s)C. Long , Global Telecommunications Law and Practice, London, Sweet and Maxwell, 2009, pp4701 - 4740, [Giuseppe Mazziotti] Book Chapter, 2009

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Building digital commons through open access management of copyright-related rights , 2008 Working Paper, 2008

DRM e abuso di posizione dominante: il caso iTunes in, editor(s)R. Caso , Digital Rights Management: problemi teorici e prospettive applicative, Quaderni giuridici dell'Università di Trento, 2008, pp239 - 259, [Giuseppe Mazziotti] Book Chapter, 2008 Handle

Mazziotti, G., EU digital copyright law and the end-user, 2008, 1 - 374pp Book, 2008 URL

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, Building Digital Commons through Open Access Management of Copyright-Related Rights, Communia Conference on the Public Domain in the Digital Age, Louvain-La-Neuve, 30 June-1 July, 2008, Université Catholique de Louvain Invited Talk, 2008

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, EU Digital Copyright Law in Web 2.0, Perspectives Workshop: Virtual games, interactive hosted services and user-generated content in Web 2.0, Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern, 24-27 September, 2008, Leibniz Zentrum für Informatik Invited Talk, 2008

Glorioso, Andrea Mazziotti, Giuseppe, Alcune riflessioni sulle licenze Creative Commons ei diritti connessi degli artisti interpreti ed esecutori, dei produttori di fonogrammi e degli organismi di diffusione radiotelevisiva , Il Diritto di autore , 2008, p133 - 163 Journal Article, 2008

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'Digital copyright protection and possible forms of corporate social responsibility', Governance, Intangibles and Corporate Social Responsibility, "Comparative Institutional Advantage, Intellectual Property and Market Globalization", Siena, 29 September, 2008, University of Siena, Department of Economics Invited Talk, 2008

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Digital copyright enforcement and the protection of individuals' privacy in electronic communications: the Peppermint case , Lexology , 2007 Journal Article, 2007

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Il diritto d'autore comunitario nel nuovo ambiente digitale , Ciberspazio e diritto , 7 , (1 ), 2006, p55 - 115 Journal Article, 2006

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Did Apple's refusal to license proprietary information enabling interoperability with its iPod music player constitute an abuse under Article 82 of the EC Treaty? , World Competition , 28 , (2 ), 2005, p253 - 275 Journal Article, 2005

MAZZIOTTI, Giuseppe , Utilisations libres des oeuvres protegées dans le contexte numérique européen: d'une regulation publique à une régulation privée , Petites Affiches, 54, 2005, p12 - 14 Journal Article, 2005

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Did Apple's refusal to license proprietary information enabling interoperability with its iPod music player constitute an abuse under Article 82 of the EC Treaty?, 2005 Working Paper, 2005

Mazziotti, Giuseppe , Monopoli elettronici e utilizzazioni libere nel diritto d'autore comunitario , Il Diritto di Autore , 75 , (2 ), 2004, p150 - 180 Journal Article, 2004

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'EU Digital Copyright Law and the End-User', Book presentation, Salerno, 9 June , 2008, University of Salerno (Department of Law) Invited Talk, 2008

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'EU Digital Copyright and the End-User', Book presentation, Verona, 8 March, 2008, University of Verona (Department of Law) Invited Talk, 2008

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'EU Digital Copyright Law and the End-User", Book presentation, Sassari, 30 May, 2008, University of Sassari (Department of Political Sciences) Invited Talk, 2008

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'EU Digital Copyright Law and the End-User' , Book presentation, Catania, 26 May, 2008, University of Catania (Department of Law) Invited Talk, 2008

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'EU Digital Copyright Law and the End-User', Book presentation, Siena, 16 April , 2008, University of Siena (Department of Economics) Invited Talk, 2008

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'EU Digital Copyright Law and the End-User' , Book presentation, Ferrara, 13 June, 2008, University of Ferrara (Department of Law) Invited Talk, 2008

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'EU Digital Copyright and the End-User', Book presentation, Florence, 6 March, 2008, European University Institute (Department of Law) Invited Talk, 2008

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'EU Digital Copyright Law and the End-User', Book presentation , Trento (Italy) , 31 March, 2008, University of Trento (Department of Law) Invited Talk, 2008

Mazziotti, Giuseppe, 'EU Digital Copyright Law and the En-User', Book presentation, Milan, 12 May, 2008, University of Milano Bicocca (Department of Law) Invited Talk, 2008

Research Expertise

Description

My work focuses on the intersection of intellectual property law, media, and technology. Over the past decade, I have critically examined developments in fast-growing areas of international and EU intellectual property law, antitrust and media law. My research emphasises how digital technologies and the Internet have altered the conditions and economics of content creation and distribution and enhanced free expression and communications. Recently, I have investigated the effects of the EU's Digital Single Market policies on copyright and media law, reflecting on how policy makers can facilitate the emergence of genuinely pan-European audiences. My scholarly contributions emphasise that EU regulation in this field is not only an instrument of trade policy, but also a policy tool to support linguistic and cultural diversity. In September 2018, I was awarded an EU Fulbright Schuman Innovation Grant at NYU School of Law, which allowed me to start developing a research project focusing on copyright law and the online liability standards implemented in the European Union and in the United States in the realm of social media platforms. This research is still in progress and aims at understanding whether and how existing licensing solutions and online enforcement measures can preserve the logic of incentive and reward underlying copyright without frustrating media freedom and users' freedom of expression. A comparison between Europe and United States is particularly important at a time when the European Union, in its attempt to unify digital markets and to create a 'quasi-federal' level of copyright regulation, enacted new forms of contractual protection of individual creators (i.e. authors and performers), broader rights for online press publishers and new standards of liability for providers of online content platforms (see Directive 2019/790). My present work on copyright, creativity and today's business models of online content platforms incorporates bits of future research, whose goals include: (I) Understanding how the transition from analogue media to digital networks changed the conditions of professional creative labour and how different categories of creators and content producers - in different sectors (for instance: journalism, book publishing, music, audio-visual works, visual arts) - are relying on copyright in digital settings. I would like to consider also recent historical changes from an economy where employment opportunities were provided by corporate entities to the advent of a new form of diffuse freelance work on the Internet. Moreover, I intend to take into consideration the implications of artificial intelligence solutions for traditional content creators, software developers, business actors and society at large. (II) Shedding light on how devisers of social media and user-generated content platforms compete with fully licensed on-demand suppliers of creative works with regard to rights clearance, contractual relationship with subscribers, and remuneration paid to copyright holders and whether recently enacted legislation at the EU level may place authors and performers in a better bargaining position. (III) Estimating whether and how a legally relevant and effective distinction between professional creators and unprofessional (or 'professionalizing amateur') authors can ensure a smoother enforcement of copyright and media law regulations and a more adequate reward for those who seek a monetary compensation from content distribution. Such distinction, which could be enabled by forms of registration of licenses and assignments of rights, would allow also an unrestricted transmission of (and access to) amateur-like works and broader opportunities for dissemination and re-use of such materials.

Projects

  • Title
    • European Union Public Licence (EUPL)
  • Summary
    • Giuseppe reviewed the Italian version of the EUPL, as drafted by the European Commission's legal services. He actively participated in the presentation of the licence to the public.
  • Funding Agency
    • EU Commission, DG Information Society
  • Date From
    • July 2007
  • Date To
    • January 2008
  • Title
    • Collecting societies and cultural diversity in the music sector
  • Summary
    • Giuseppe contributed as national expert and co-author to a project commissioned by the European Parliament to the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). The final study was presented at a formal hearing of the Committee on Legal Affairs Committee on 2 December 2009.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Parliament (DG for Internal Policy, Culture and Education)
  • Date From
    • January 2009
  • Date To
    • June 2009
  • Title
    • Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information (LAPSI)
  • Summary
    • Giuseppe led conception and development of a thematic network focusing on legal aspects of public sector information. The team was coordinated by the NEXA Center at Politecnico di Torino.
  • Funding Agency
    • EU Commission
  • Date From
    • March 2010
  • Date To
    • September 2012
  • Title
    • European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing and Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems (MEDIADEM)
  • Summary
    • Giuseppe led conception and development of a three-year FP7 project undertaken by fourteen universities coordinated by the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens, Greece. The project explored legal and policy aspects of Internet and media landscapes in Europe.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • April 2010
  • Date To
    • March 2013
  • Title
    • Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market
  • Summary
    • Giuseppe coordinated a multi-stakeholder task force on copyright in digital Europe. He organised high-level workshops on law-and-technology issues, liaising with stakeholders and EU officials. He drafted and published a book ('Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market') that has been downloaded by approximately 11000 single users so far.
  • Funding Agency
    • Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
  • Date From
    • August 2012
  • Date To
    • December 2013
  • Title
    • Addressing Liability Impact in Automated Systems
  • Summary
    • Giuseppe acted as legal advisor for a project focusing on legal aspects of technologies implemented in the air traffic management business. He conducted research on intellectual property rights, liability principles and duties of information regarding the development and use of automated systems.
  • Funding Agency
    • EUROCONTROL
  • Date From
    • June 2013
  • Date To
    • October 2013
  • Title
    • PLUGGY ("Pluggable Social Platform for Heritage Awareness and Participation": http://pluggy-project.eu)
  • Summary
    • PLUGGY aimed at building a user-generated content platform and related applications enabling citizens to be actively involved in cultural heritage activities, not only as users but also as content creators. Giuseppe provided legal advice to a consortium formed by universities, research centres, private companies and cultural organisations. His work focused mostly on copyright and rights clearance mechanisms, content exploitation strategies and online intermediary liability.
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission
  • Date From
    • December 2016
  • Date To
    • November 2019

Keywords

Contracts; Creative Arts; Creative Commons; European Economic Integration; European Union Law; Intellectual property; Patent Protection; Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks

Recognition

Representations

Advised the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO, Alicante) on its "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of Consumers about Copyright", acting as a copyright expert. Helped the EUIPO draft easily accessible answers (in Italian and English) to questions of general interest for consumers of works and other materials protected by copyright. October 2015 - May 2016

Lead Scientific Advisor for the 'Freedom of Panorama' project developed by the Paris-based Public Interest Clinic at HEC Paris and NYU School of Law for the Wikimedia Foundation January - April 2015

Lead Scientific Advisor at the Student Forum Maastricht 2015, Maastricht University, Brussels Campus; Tutor and Supervisor of the working group on 'Data Protection & the Digital Single Market' April 2015

Advised the College of Europe (Bruges) in delivering a training program on "The Digital Agenda for Europe and its Main Policy Objectives" (20 hours) offered to officers of the Azerbaijani government and of other public sector institutions at ADA University, Centre of Excellence in EU Studies, Baku (Azerbaijan) April 2015

Provided external advice to HEC Paris for production of "Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You", a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) authored by Prof Alberto Alemanno. Recorded short video lectures in English on 'Intellectual Property in the EU' Jan-March 2014

Awards and Honours

EU Fulbright Schuman Innovation Award 2018/2019

PhD grant from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EUI) 2002-2005

Leonelli and Duranti Prize (Copyright law essay) 2005

Memberships

Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 20 April 2020 – Present

International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) 2011 – Present

ALAI (Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale), Italian Group 2017 – Present