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Giuseppe Mazziotti
Assistant Professor, Law


Giuseppe Mazziotti is, as of October 2014, Assistant Professor in intellectual property law at the Trinity College Dublin and an Italian lawyer specializing in intellectual property, media law, antitrust and information technology law. From 2009 to 2011 he was Assistant Professor of intellectual property law at the University of Copenhagen, where he worked also as leader of research projects funded by the EU Commission such as MEDIADEM (media policy-making in EU member states) and LAPSI (legal aspects of public sector information). Giuseppe was also Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (2004/2005), at Columbia Law School, New York (2010/2011) and Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University (2011/2012) and at the Istituto de Technologia e Sociedade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2015). He is currently Associate Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, where he co-managed the CEPS Digital Forum from August 2012 until December 2013.

Prior to joining CEPS, Giuseppe advised IFPI (Representing the Recording Industry Worldwide), the European Commission (DG CONNECT), the European Parliament (DG for Internal Policies) and the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities on various projects concerning intellectual property law and information technology. From December 2012 he has worked as independent intellectual property consultant - partnering with individual authors and performers, intellectual property right-holders, start-ups, Internet and media companies and, in Italy, as 'Of Counsel' with Nunziante Magrone in Rome.

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

Giuseppe Mazziotti, Il monopolio SIAE e la direttiva Barnier: come stanno davvero le cose?, Il Diritto Industriale, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

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

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

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

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 , 2016 Report, 2016 URL

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

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

Giuseppe Mazziotti; Felice Simonelli, Regulation on cross-border portability of online content services: roaming for Netflix or the end of copyright territoriality?, 2016, - Miscellaneous, 2016

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 , 2016 Report, 2016 URL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 , 2011 Journal Article, 2011 URL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 , Building digital commons through open access management of copyright-related rights , Berkeley Center for Law and Technology , 2008 Journal Article, 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 , 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 , Monopoli elettronici e utilizzazioni libere nel diritto d'autore comunitario , Il Diritto di Autore , 75 , (2 ), 2004, p150 - 180 Journal Article, 2004

Research Expertise


European and international intellectual property law, EU law, antitrust law, information technology law, electronic commerce, media law, cultural policy, Internet law and governance


  • Title
    • European Union Public Licence (EUPL)
  • Summary
    • Review of the Italian version of the EUPL as drafted by the Commission's legal services
  • 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
    • 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 before publication to the Committee on Legal Affairs at the hearing of 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
    • Led conception and development of a thematic network focused on the legal aspects of public sector information coordinated by the NEXA Center at Politecnico di Torino
  • Funding Agency
    • EU Commission
  • Title
    • European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing and Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems
  • Summary
    • 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, and focused on the legal and policy aspects of the Internet and media landscapes in Europe
  • Funding Agency
    • European Commission (FP7)
  • Date From
    • April 2010
  • Date To
    • March 2013
  • Title
    • Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market
  • Summary
    • Coordinated a multi-stakeholder task force on copyright in digital Europe; organized high-level workshops on law-and-technology issues; liaised with stakeholders and EU officials; drafted and published a book ('Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market') which has been downloaded by approximately 7000 single users
  • Funding Agency
    • Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
  • Date From
    • August 2012
  • Date To
    • December 2013
  • Title
    • Addressing Liability Impact in Automated Systems
  • Summary
    • Acted as legal advisor of a project focusing on legal aspects of technologies implemented in the air traffic management business. Conducted research on intellectual property rights, liability principles and duties of information related to the development and use of automated systems
  • Funding Agency
  • Date From
    • June 2013
  • Date To
    • October 2013


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



International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) 1.1.2011 – Present

Radicali Italiani 1.1.2017