In the context of the 2016 EUhackathon, on ‘Visualising Copyright Evidence’, Copyright for Creativity (C4C) invited the following copyright academics to discuss the European Commission’s copyright reform proposals in the fringes of this event on 15-16 November. The goal is to have interactive discussions amongst the academics themselves, with C4C signatories, and with EU policymakers, and this under Chatham House Rules.

Dr Balázs Bodó
Researcher, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dr Balázs BodóDr Balázs Bodó is economist and piracy researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. He was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society in 2006/7 and a Fellow at the Center between 2006 and 2012. Since 2012 he has been a Fulbright Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Since 2013 he is based in Amsterdam, working as a researcher and a Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. Before moving to the Netherlands, he was deeply involved in the development of the Hungarian internet culture. He was the project lead for Creative Commons Hungary. He is a member of the National Copyright Expert Group. As an assistant professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, he helped to established and led the university’s Masters Program in Cultural Industries. He has advised several public and private institutions on digital archives, content distribution, online communities, business development. His academic interests include copyright and economics, piracy, media regulation, peer-to-peer communities, underground libraries, digital archives, informal media economies. His most recent book is on the role of P2P piracy in the Hungarian cultural ecosystem.

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Prof Séverine Dusollier
Professor, SciencesPo Paris, France
Prof Severine DusollierProf Severine Dusollier is Doctor in Law of the University of Namur (Belgium). Before joining the SciencesPo faculty, she was a Professor in the University of Namur, where she taught intellectual property, IT law, property, competition law and media law. She was the Director of the CRIDS (Research Centre in Information, Law and Society), gathering more than 40 researchers engaged in a wide area of technology-related issues, from sociology, philosophy, communication to law and economy. Her current research relates to intellectual property, copyright and mainly on IP limitations, the public domain and the commons. She is particularly interested in the deviations of the traditional IP models, such as the shift from exclusivity to its subversion or dilution, or the transformation of the unique and self-contained authorship to connected multiple authors. Severine Dusollier got awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant (2014-2019) on the topic of inclusive rights in property and intellectual property.

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Dr Sergey Filippov
Associate Director, Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal, Brussels, Belgium
Dr Sergey FilippovDr Sergey Filippov is associate director at the Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal, a Brussels-based think tank and policy network. He conducts policy-oriented research, co-organises high-level policy roundtables and summits, liaises with European and national policymakers, businesses and civil society. Prior to joining the Lisbon Council, Dr Filippov served as assistant professor of innovation management at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. He has published several dozen internationally-refereed articles, book chapters, practitioner and policy reports. Dr Filippov earned his PhD in economics and the policy of technical change at UNU-MERIT, a research and training centre of the United Nations University and Maastricht University. He holds an MA in management from Erasmus University Rotterdam and an executive master’s degree in international and European relations and management from University of Amsterdam.

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Dr Giancarlo Frosio
Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, France
Dr Giancarlo FrosioDr Giancarlo Frosio is a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg. Giancarlo dedicated most of his academic career to studying the interface between technology, innovation, creativity, and intellectual property through the lens of international, European and American law. Giancarlo is a qualified attorney with a doctoral degree 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, and a law degree from Università Cattolica of Milan. Giancarlo is also a Non-Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. Previously—from 2013 to 2016—he was the Intermediary Liability Fellow with Stanford CIS. At Stanford CIS, Giancarlo launched the intermediary liability research focus area of the Center, the World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap), and the Stanford Intermediary Liability Lab (SILLab). Since 2013, Giancarlo also serves as affiliate faculty at the Harvard CopyrightX program, where he lectures and coordinates the Turin University Affiliated Course, whose first edition he personally launched. He is a Lecturer of the LL.M. in Intellectual Property law jointly organized by WIPO and the University of Turin, where he also served as the Deputy Director and Lecturer from 2010 to 2013. He is a Faculty Associate of the NEXA Research Center for Internet and Society in Turin. Previously, Giancarlo served as a post-doctoral researcher at KU Leuven Center for IT & IP (CiTiP), COMMUNIA Fellow at the NEXA Center and CREATe Fellow at the University of Nottingham. As a COMMUNIA and CREATe fellow, Giancarlo drafted extensive reports on the digital public domain and open access publishing respectively. As an attorney, Giancarlo worked with the Intellectual Property & Technology Group of a prominent international law firm. Giancarlo is the author of numerous legal articles and publications.

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Dr Andres Guadamuz
Senior Lecturer Intellectual Property Law, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Dr Andres GuadamuzDr Andres Guadamuz is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Sussex and an international consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization. His main research areas are open licensing, software protection, digital copyright, and complexity in networks. Andres has published two books, the most recent one of which is “Networks, Complexity and Internet Regulation” with the British publisher Edward Elgar, and he regularly blogs at Technollama.co.uk. Since 2005, he has been involved with Creative Commons Scotland (while lecturer at University of Edinburgh and Associate Director of the SCRIPT Centre), Costa Rica and now the UK.

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Dr Lucie Guibault
Associate Professor, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dr Lucie GuibaultDr Lucie Guibault is associate professor at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She studied law at the Université de Montréal (Canada) and received in 2002 her doctorate from the University of Amsterdam. She is specialised in international and comparative copyright and intellectual property law. She has been carrying out research for the European Commission, Dutch ministries, UNESCO, WIPO and the Council of Europe. Her main areas of interest include copyright and related rights in the information society, open content licensing, collective rights management, limitations and exceptions in copyright, and author’s contract law. Recent research dealt with legal issues of text and data mining, mass-digitisation of cultural heritage collections and open access.

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Dr Christian Handke
Assistant Professor of Cultural Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dr Christian Handke is Assistant Professor (tenured) of Cultural Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is program coordinator of the Master in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship. Since 2012, Dr. Handke also works as Senior Researcher at University of Amsterdam, where he participates in the research project on Copyright in an Age of Access. His research focuses on cultural economics and the economics of copyright, innovation and technological change, as well as the record industry. Christian has consulted for a variety of public and private organizations, including the European Commission, the National Academies of the Sciences (USA), Industry Canada, the UK Intellectual Property Office, the federal German Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (EFI), and the Spanish Fundacion Autor.

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Prof Dr Reto M Hilty
Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany
Prof Dr Reto M HiltyProf Dr Reto M Hilty studied mechanical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich; 1st intermediate exam). Study of law at the University of Zurich, school of law; doctorate in Zurich (1989). Head of department and member of board of Directors at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Berne (1994–97). Postdoctoral lecture qualification in civil, intellectual property, competition and media law at the University of Zurich (2000). Full Professor of technology and information law at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) Zurich. Director and Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (from 2002; Managing Director 2005–06 and 2011–12). Full Professor (ad personam) at the University of Zurich. Honorary Professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, and a number of other Universities.

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Dr Eleonora Rosati
IP Law Lecturer, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Dr Eleonora RosatiDr Eleonora Rosati is an Italian-qualified lawyer (avvocato) with experience in the area of intellectual property (IP) and internet law, and is an IP law lecturer at the University of Southampton (UK), a guest lecturer in copyright law at EDHEC Business School (France), and an Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press). She also runs her own copyright law & policy consultancy (e-LAWNora) and is a door tenant at specialist IP chambers 8 New Square. Previously, Eleonora was a post-doctoral legal research associate at the University of Cambridge (UK), and worked in the IP departments of Bird&Bird LLP in Milan (Italy) and London (UK). Eleonora holds two law degrees from the University of Florence (Italy), an LLM from the University of Cambridge (UK), and a PhD in IP law from the European University Institute (Italy). Invited as a speaker at several conferences and events in Europe, Asia, the US, and Australia, Eleonora has authored numerous contributions on IP issues and also contributes to specialist blogs The IPKat and The 1709 Blog, for which she reports and comments on IP-related news from all over the world.

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Prof Martin Senftleben
Professor of Intellectual Property and Director, Kooijmans Institute for Law and Governance, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prof Martin SenftlebenDr Martin Senftleben is Professor of Intellectual Property at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Of Counsel at Bird & Bird, The Hague. His activities focus on the reconciliation of private intellectual property rights with competing public interests of a social, cultural or economic nature. Current research topics concern flexible fair use copyright limitations, new business models in the publishing sector, the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the digital environment and the liability of online platforms for infringement. Mr. Senftleben is a member of the Copyright Advisory Committee of the Dutch State. He provided advice to WIPO in several trademark and copyright projects. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association littéraire et artistique internationale (ALAI) and the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property Law (ATRIP).

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Prof Raquel Xalabarder
Chair on Intellectual Property, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Prof Martin SenftlebenProf Raquel Xalabarder is a Doctor in Law (J.S.D.), University of Barcelona, 1997. Master of Laws (LLM), Columbia University Law School, New York, 1993. Law Degree (J.D.), University of Barcelona, 1988. Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School (Fulbright Scholar), New York, 2000-2001. Honorarvertrag at Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich, 2008. Tutor of IP courses for the WIPO Worldwide Academy (since 2000). Member of the European Copyright Society and the ALAI and vice-president of its Spanish Group ALADDA. She has extensively taught and written in the fields of Intellectual Property, Private International Law and the Internet. Since 1997, she has been working at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) where she has been Director of its Law Degree (Feb.2002 – Sept.2007) and Adjunct Director to the Vice-rectorate of Academic Affairs and Faculty (Nov.2008 – Sept.2013).

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