The IRI joined the conference on contemporary IT and IP Law issues in Aix-en-Provence, France

The IRI joined the conference on contemporary IT and IP Law issues in Aix-en-Provence, France

The ongoing development of the networked and digitized society and the dominance of information in the new economic environment have altered the way transactions are conducted. The power to produce or copy and then disseminate huge amounts of information to an unlimited number of recipients has created an explosion of human creativity. This radical and rapidly developing advancement has intrinsically questioned the traditional centralized system of distributing information and with it all the legal norms that were developed in order to protect and secure its functionality. As the internet has changed the way we think and communicate, the science of law is trying to adapt to the disruptive effects of this new reality and the law faculties across Europe are trying to develop their teaching initiatives accordingly.

In that context, the law Faculty of Aix-en-Provence in Southern France organized a conference dedicated exclusively on contemporary issues in IT and IP Law. The idea for this very interesting and successful event belonged to an alumni of the IRI’s “IN SITU” summerschool, Ms Sarah Markiewicz, who attended the sixth edition of it during the summer of 2014. Trying to investigate the recent French and European developments in IT an IP law the conference offered presentations both in French and in English from young scholars and PhD students from different European Law Faculties. Apart from Ms Sarah Markiewicz, who represented both her domestic Faculty and the alumni community of IN SITU, the IRI was also represented by Ioannis Revolidis, LL.M. who gave a presentation on “International Jurisdiction on online intellectual property infringements pursuant to the Brussels I Regulation”. The conference produced the exchange of ideas and approaches between young scholars from different European Faculties and the involvement of an IN SITU alumnus confirmed that the IRI’s summerschool offers an inspiring qualification in IT and IP Law.

The new version of IN SITU will take place between July 20th and August 14th 2015 and the application deadline will be open until May 15th 2015. For more information, please visit

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