Giancarlo Frosio

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Non-Residential Fellow

Giancarlo F. Frosio is a Non-Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. Previously he was the Intermediary Liabilty fellow with Stanford CIS. He is also a Professor of Law at Queen's University Belfast, whe he holds the Chair in Intellectual Property and Technology Law. Giancarlo also serves as Affiliate Faculty at Harvard CopyrightX and Faculty Associate of the Nexa Research Center for Internet and Society in Turin. Giancarlo is a qualified attorney with a doctoral degree (S.J.D.) in intellectual property law from Duke University Law School. Additionally, he holds an LL.M. with emphasis in intellectual property law from Duke Law School, an LL.M. in information technology and telecommunications law from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, and a law degree from Università Cattolica in Milan. 

From 2016 to 2021, he was an Associate Professor at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) at Strasbourg University. Formerly, Giancarlo served as the Deputy Director and Lecturer of the LL.M. in intellectual property law jointly organized by WIPO and the University of Turin. Earlier, he was a Fellow at Nexa where he acted as Chief Editor and author of the Final Report of COMMUNIA, the European Thematic Network on the Digital Public Domain funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus framework. He also served as a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. The post was one of the research projects of the new Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe) funded by the UK Research Councils.

His research focuses on copyright law, digitization, history of creativity, public domain, open access, Internet and user based creativity, intermediary liability of Information Service providers, artificial intelligence, network information economy, access to knowledge (A2K), and identity politics.He is the author of numerous legal articles and publications. His latest book “Reconciling Copyright with Cumulative Creativity: the Third Paradigm” was published in June 2018. He is also the editor of "The Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability" (OUP 2020).

At Stanford CIS, Giancarlo designed, developed, and launched the World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap). Since his arrival at CIS, he also launched and coordinated the Stanford Intermediary Liability Lab (SILLab).

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