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Public Lecture – Copyright Law, Technology, and Human Rights: A European Perspective


The talk will focus on the degree of copyright protection in the digital era, with specific regard to the European experience. Starting from the “new” constitutional status  recognized to Intellectual Property by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of European Union, the lecture will explore if and how the Court of Justice of European Union has taken seriously the new provision (art. 16, par. 2 of the above mentioned Charter) in balancing copyright with other conflicting rights in Internet.

The second part of the speech, after having touched upon the relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights, will focus on the domestic mechanisms of copyright protection and enforcement in Internet, comparing, more precisely, the French and Italian experiences.

Professor Calboli will introduce the speaker and act as a moderator for the debate questions following the lecture.

Speaker’s Profile

Oreste Pollicino is full Professor of Constitutional Law, Bocconi University, Milan.  He is the author of 5 monographs, 14 edited books and more than 100 articles and chapters in the field of antidiscrimination law, European constitutional law, Internet law and constitutional adjudication. He is working as legal expert in these fields for OSCE, Council of Europe and European Commission.  The main findings of last (co-edited) Book Internet and Constitutional Law, Routledge, 2016 will be part of the lecture. Programme

2.30pm – Registration

3.00pm – Lecture

4.30pm – Refreshments & End of Event Public CPD Points – 1.5 points

This programme is an Accredited CPD Activity under the SILE’s CPD Scheme. Participants who wish to claim CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. This includes signing-in on arrival and signing-out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to for more information, Singapore, 14th July.

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