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Wed. 30th
March 2022
5pm-6pm CET

Artificial Intelligence and the Audiovisual World

Global Digital Encounters 19


During, and further to the COVID Crisis, the role of Artificial Intelligence became even more central for the Audiovisual World. Its massive use in this key economic sector brings legal consequences, for IP in general, and in particular in the field of Copyright and Neighboring Rights. New business models bring ethical, practical, and economic considerations relating to AI input that are of major importance both for the audiovisual world and for the public. with unprecedented legal challenges. Which meanings might be expected from this evolution/revolution? Speakers from Europe and North America will provide a worldwide picture of the future of Artificial Intelligence in the Audiovisual World, including on re-imagining IP in this area in favor of both business and consumers/society.


Meet the Panel


Professor of IP Law at IE University. Partner, Elzaburu

Prof. Giuseppe MAZZIOTTI

Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Trinity College Dublin

Moderator: Prof. Giuseppina D'AGOSTINO

Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto


GDE 19: Artificial Intelligence and the Audiovisual World


About our Speakers

Javier Fernández-Lasquetty

Partner at Elzaburu. Specialist in technology transfer, information technology, unfair competition, copyright, image rights, corporate reputation, and advertising matters, both in transactions and litigious matters. Formerly the Partner responsible for industrial and intellectual property at the Madrid office of a multinational law firm. Previously a legal advisor to several companies in the information technology and technology consultancy sectors. Professor and Director of IP programmes at the IE Law School, Madrid. Visiting Professor at Carlos III University (EU Law Master’s programme) and Madrid Autonomous University (Intellectual Property Master’s programme). Professor at WIPO Academy. International Panelist, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. Member of FIDE’s Academic Council and Director of its Annual Industrial and Intellectual Property Congress and Co-director of the International Congress on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property.

Professor Giuseppe Mazziotti

Italian and European academic and legal counsel specializing in intellectual property, EU law, information technology, media, cultural policies and Internet law. Since October 2014 he has been a Professor at Trinity College Dublin, where he was elected Fellow in April 2020. Giuseppe has gained broad international experience as a teacher and scholar. He was a Visiting Professor at the Academy of European Law (Trier) and at universities such as Nanterre, Versailles and Roma Tre. He was a 2018/2019 Emile Nöel Global Fellow and EU Fulbright Schuman Scholar at New York University School of Law. As a Visiting Scholar, he was invited to conduct and disseminate his research at Pompeu Fabra University, ESADE Business School, Instituto de Tecnologia & Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro, Harvard, Columbia University, and the University of California at Berkeley. His work has focused on the intersection of law, media, and technology, critically examining and analyzing fast-growing areas such as international and EU intellectual property, Europe’s Digital Single Market policies, and media law. As a consultant, he advised governments, public sector institutions, companies and industry organizations on regulation and policy as well as creators, content producers and tech companies on contentious and licensing issues.

Professor Giuseppina (Pina) D’Agostino

Law professor, lawyer, public speaker, board director and recognized international scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University specializing in intellectual property (IP), emerging technologies and innovation law and policy. She joined Osgoode Hall in 2006 and is regularly called by Canadian and international governments for advice, has testified before the Canadian Parliament, is a widely published author, regularly serves as a consultant and is a cited authority at the Supreme Court of Canada and in various media. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Intellectual Property Journal.

Professor D’Agostino brings her creativity and passion to trailblaze new initiatives and to serve in new roles as Founder and Director of the globally-recognized IP Osgoode, the award-winning, IPilogue, the IP Intensive, the IP Innovation Clinic, the first legal clinic of its kind helping inventors and start-ups across Canada and, more recently, founded the AI-powered IP Innovation ChatBot allowing underrepresented groups and the general public greater access to IP information.

She began her legal career as an Associate in a large Toronto law firm, was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Oxford, and was later recruited into the Canadian Government by the Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) as a Senior Policy Analyst working on copyright policy. She serves on the Board of Directors of Alectra Inc. and Chairs its GRE&T Centre Advisory Committee advancing innovation and sustainable energy solutions. She held an Order in Council Appointment at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection where she served as Trustee, and currently sits on its Art Advisory Committee. She is recently appointed as an IP expert to Canada’s First Nations Information Governance Centre.

Professor D’Agostino served as the co-chair of the York University AI & Society Task Force culminating in the Fostering the Future of Artificial Intelligence report, and is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). 

She holds a MSt and DPhil (University of Oxford) with distinction, an LLB (Osgoode Hall Law School), an HonBA, summa cum laude, in English and Political Science and a specialization in French (York University), is an ICD.D from the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario (2001 call).

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