Giancarlo Frosio

Faculty associate

Giancarlo Frosio is an Associate Professor at the Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, the Director of the CEIPI Master 2 in European and International Intellectual Property Law, and the Academic Coordinator of the CEIPI Advanced Training in Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Law. He is a qualified attorney with a doctoral degree (S.J.D.) in IP law from Duke Law School. Additionally, he holds an LL.M. from Duke Law School, an LL.M. in IT and Telecoms law from Strathclyde University, and a law degree from Università Cattolica of Milan.

Giancarlo is also a Non-Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. Previously—from 2013 to 2016—he was the Intermediary Liability fellow with Stanford CIS. At Stanford CIS, Giancarlo launched the Intermediary liability research focus area of the Center, the World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap), and the Stanford Intermediary Liability Lab (SILLab). For over eleven years now, he has been a Lecturer of the LL.M. in Intellectual Property law jointly organized by WIPO and the University of Turin, where he also served as the Deputy Director from 2010 to 2013. Giancarlo is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Turin, School of Management, a Visiting Professor and Chief Researcher at the Int’l Laboratory of IT and IP law of the Higher School of Economics of the National Research University in Moscow, and a Faculty Associate of the NEXA Research Center for Internet and Society in Turin. 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. Previously, Giancarlo served as a post-doctoral researcher at KU Leuven Center for IT & IP (CiTiP), COMMUNIA Fellow at the NEXA Center and CREATe Fellow at the University of Nottingham. As a COMMUNIA and CREATe fellow, Giancarlo drafted extensive reports on the digital public domain and open access publishing respectively. As an attorney, Giancarlo worked with the Intellectual Property & Technology Group of a prominent international law firm.

Giancarlo dedicated most of his academic career to studying the interface between technology, innovation, creativity, and intellectual property through the lens of international, European, and American law. In this context, his research has been covering a vast array of topics, including copyright law, digitization, history of creativity, public domain, open access, Internet and user based creativity, IP rights at large and IP enforcement online, Internet regulation, fundamental rights online, intermediary liability of online service providers, data protection, networked information economy, access to knowledge (A2K), identity politics, and artificial intelligence and the law. Giancarlo is the author of numerous legal articles and publications. His latest book is titled Reconciling Copyright with Cumulative Creativity: the Third Paradigm and was published with Edward Elgar in 2018. He is also the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability published by Oxford University Press (2020).