Giancarlo Frosio


Faculty Associate

Giancarlo F Frosio is the Intermediary Liability Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, where he 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. Giancarlo is a qualified attorney with a doctoral degree (Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, S.J.D.) in intellectual property law from Duke University Law School in Durham, NC. Additionally, he holds an LL.M. with emphasis in intellectual property law from Duke University 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. His research focuses on copyright law, digitization, history of creativity, public domain, open access, Internet and user based creativity, intermediary liability of online service providers, network information economy, access to knowledge (A2K), and identity politics. From 2010 to 2013, 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. He is also a Faculty Associate of the NEXA Research Center for Internet and Society in Turin, where he acted as Chief Editor and author of the Final Strategic Report of COMMUNIA, the European Thematic Network on the Digital Public Domain funded by the European Commission within the eContentplus framework. In 2013, 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. He is the author of numerous legal articles and publications. His book “Cumulative Creativity: From the Oral Formulaic Tradition to Digital Remix” is soon to be published.