Pluralism or Universalism in International Copyright Law
May 31–June 1, 2018
University of Cyprus
- Website: http://www.ucy.ac.cy/icicl/
- Organiser: Associate Professor Tatiana Eleni Synodinou
- Registration Fees: 25€ for both days (no fees for UCY students)
- Registration: https://www.jccsmart.com/e-bill/invoices/2587/pay
The aim of the conference is to deal with the contemporary evolutions of copyright law under a comparative perspective. With the adoption of the Berne Convention a vast movement of minimum harmonisation of the national copyright legal frameworks was engaged. The projects aims to define whereas this movement is nowadays still valid or the influence of new technologies and the phenomena of regional harmonisations endanger the ideal of a universally harmonised copyright law.
In the Global Village which is driven by technological breakthroughs, the territorial constraints related to national copyright laws are seen as an impediment to the reality and the dynamic potential of the borderless circulation of copyright protected goods. Faced to the challenges of new technologies of communication, national copyright laws are in a research of elasticity and of drastic reforms. This could lead to a fragmentation of the international legal framework due to divergent national responses. For instance, while sharing some general common principles (such as the three step test), the issue of new copyright exceptions has been handled differently in the USA and in Europe.
The notion of EU regional harmonisation refers to the continuous effort – mainly at a legislative level, but also as a consequence of a certain form of judicial activism – of harmonisation of the national legal frameworks at the European Union level. This harmonisation leads to the creation of a new set of rules, whose compatibility with the international legal framework has to be discussed.
Therefore, the conference aims to answer two interrelated questions: is the Berne’s Convention ideological heritage of harmonisation of Copyright laws in peril? Should this eventual plurality of national responses be seen as a concern or, on the contrary, should a policy of a more profound regionalization of Copyright law be opted?
The conference is addressed to a wide audience and is expected to be attended by lawyers, students, artists, creators, publishers, audiovisual and music producers, information portals, Press representatives, police and other state authorities and a host of private bodies, while at the same time, approximately 30 prestigious academics and researchers from both Cyprus and several other countries and universities around the world, will elaborate all the issues emerged, aiming to a fruitful educational procedure.
- Agnes Lucas Schloetter, Senior lecturer and researcher at the Chair for Civil Law, Intellectual Property and Competition Law at the Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
- Alain Strowel, Professor Université Saint-Louis, UCLouvain, Munich IP Law Center, Attorney, Brussels
- Alexandra Bensamoun, Professor of Private Law, University of Rennes 1, Director of the Master “Propriété intellectuelle fondamentale et technologies numériques” (Univ. Paris-Sud/Paris-Saclay – Univ. Laval, Québec)
- Antoon Quaedvlieg, Professor of Private Law at Radboud University, Lawyer at KLOS C.S
- Bernt Hugenholtz, Professor, Faculty of Law, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam
- Christophe Geiger, Professor of Law, Director General and Director of the Research Department of the CEIPI, University of Strasbourg
- Daniel Gervais, Professor of Law at Law School of Vanderbilt University, Professor of French at College of Arts & Science of Vanderbilt University, Director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program
- Dionysia Kallinikou, Emeritus Professor at the Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Estelle Derclaye, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham
- Graeme Dinwoodie, Global Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
- Jonathan Griffiths, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London
- Jorgen Blomqvist, Honorary Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
- Marisella Ouma, Deputy Solicitor General, Legal Advisory and Research Department, Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice of Kenya
- Martin Husovec, Assistant Professor, Tilburg Law School, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)
- Matthias Leistner, Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität LMU,Munich, Chair of Private Law and Intellectual Property Law, with Information and IT-Law (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) Chair)
- Michel Walter, Honorary Professor at the University of Vienna, Visiting Professor at the Danube University in Krems
- Orit Fischman Afori, Professor of Law, Dean of the Haim Striks School of Law, College of Management
- Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California, Berkeley
- Paul Torremans, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, School of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham
- Philippe Jougleux, Associate Professor of Private Law, European University Cyprus
- Raquel Xalabarder, Professor of law, Chair of Intellectual Property at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) School of Law and Political Science
- Severine Dusollier, Professor, SciencesPo Law School
- Tatiana Eleni Synodinou, Associate Professor, Department of Law, University of Cyprus
- Ysolde Gendreau, Associate Dean for external relations and communications, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal, Associate Dean for external relations and communications