CFP: The Digital Copyright EU Directive

Call for Papers:  The Digital Copyright EU Directive
for the Italian year-book Aida, an annual publication on intellectual property


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  • Deadline for Initial Project Submissions: April 30, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptances:  May 15, 2019
  • Deadline for Final Papers:  September 15, 2019
  • Timeframe for Publication:  End of 2019–Beginning of 2020
  • Language of Papers:  Must be either Italian or English


The call only concerns the Digital Copyright Directive now under examination, if (and how) it is going to be eventually adopted by the EU institutions in the current parliamentary term. On this topic, the call is only interested in legal contributions concerning international, EU, or Italian law, laws governing geographical macro-regions, or the related international private and procedural laws; within these limitations, each contributor is free to select a subtopic. This call is automatically revoked if the Digital Copyright EU Directive is not adopted in the current parliamentary term.

Deadline to submit an initial project with a maximum of 5,000 characters (including spaces), accompanied by an academic CV:  April 30, 2019

Deadline for Aida’s acceptance of the initial project:  May 15, 2019 (in the absence of a response by May 15, 2019, the initial project is understood not to be “accepted”)

Deadline to submit the final paper with a minimum of 70,000 and a maximum of 100,000 characters (including spaces and footnotes):  September 15, 2019

Timeframe for the publication of the final paper in Aida:  End of 2019–Beginning of 2020;

Language of the initial project and the final paper:  Italian or English; all final papers must include an abstract in English (between 1,500 to 2,500 characters including spaces).

Anonymous peer review of all of the final papers.

Destination:  the final papers must be entirely original and exclusively intended for Aida.

Editorial rules:  for final papers written in Italian, Aida’s editorial rules can be found at the following link; for final papers written in English, the OSCOLA editorial rules are available at the following link.

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