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IMRO and Law Society Annual Copyright Lecture 2021

Event Type Law Society Professional Training
Venue Online Webinar with Live Q&A Sessions
CPD Hours 2 General (by eLearning)
Date 16 February 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM



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IMRO and Law Society Annual Copyright Lecture

The Complex Intersection between Copyright and Artificial Intelligence


Victor Finn, Chief Executive, Irish Music Rights Organisation


Dr Mark Hyland, Law Society IMRO adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property
Dr. Mark Hyland has been a lecturer at the College of Business, Technological University Dublin since March, 2020. Prior to this, he was a lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law at Bangor University Law School, Wales. His main field of research is Intellectual Property Law with a special focus on Copyright Law.  He also has a strong interest in the interface between Intellectual Property Law and related fields such as Information Technology Law and, Competition Law. In 2016, he was awarded a Bangor University Teaching Fellowship for his commitment to teaching excellence and student support. Dr. Hyland was awarded his PhD by Newcastle University in 2014 for a thesis that critically evaluates the application of the tort Private International Law rules to the internet, using online copyright infringements as a case study. In June 2019, he was appointed the inaugural IMRO adjunct Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Law Society of Ireland.  Dr. Hyland’s research has been published in specialist law journals such as the European Intellectual Property Review, Communications Law and Computer and Telecommunications Law Review. His most recent research on website blocking injunctions (analysed in an IP context) was published in Law, Innovation and Technology (Vol. 12, Issue 1, 2020). In that article, he critically evaluates webblocking injunctions using the important tests of effectiveness and legitimacy. Dr. Hyland’s current research focuses on digital copyright and how geo-blocking/geolocation technology can be used to facilitate the territorial licensing of digital copyright works. His research will also examine possible tensions (in the specific context of digital copyright content) between two important EU laws: the Geo-blocking Regulation and the Portability Regulation. Dr Hyland is a qualified solicitor and, from time to time, contributes articles on EU IP/IT Law developments to the Eurlegal section of the Law Society Gazette.

Professor Jonathan Griffith, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London
His main research interests are in copyright law (particularly European copyright law) and in the relationship between intellectual property law and fundamental rights.

Barry Scannell, Director of Legal Affairs & Regulatory Compliance, Irish Music Rights Organisation
Barry Scannell is a solicitor and is Director of Legal Affairs and Regulatory Compliance at IMRO. Barry is a PhD candidate in UCC researching AI and Music Authors’ Rights, for which he was awarded a scholarship. Barry is the Chair of the international CISAC Working Group on AI and Copyright, and he also sits on the CISAC Global Policy Committee, the Law Society’s Intellectual Property Law Committee, and the legal committee of the GESAC European rights management representative body.  

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