Giuseppe Mazziotti is, as of October 2014, Assistant Professor in intellectual property law at the Trinity College Dublin and an Italian lawyer specializing in intellectual property, media law, antitrust and information technology law. From 2009 to 2011 he was Assistant Professor of intellectual property law at the University of Copenhagen, where he worked also as leader of research projects funded by the EU Commission such as MEDIADEM (media policy-making in EU member states) and LAPSI (legal aspects of public sector information). Giuseppe was also Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (2004/2005), at Columbia Law School, New York (2010/2011) and Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University (2011/2012) and at the Istituto de Technologia e Sociedade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2015). He is currently Associate Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, where he co-managed the CEPS Digital Forum from August 2012 until December 2013. Prior to joining CEPS, Giuseppe advised IFPI (Representing the Recording Industry Worldwide), the European Commission (DG CONNECT), the European Parliament (DG for Internal Policies) and the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities on various projects concerning intellectual property law and information technology. From December 2012 he has worked as independent intellectual property consultant – partnering with individual authors and performers, intellectual property right-holders, start-ups, Internet and media companies and, in Italy, as ‘Of Counsel’ with Nunziante Magrone in Rome.
Giuseppe holds a summa cum laude Juris Doctor (JD) degree (2001) from the University of Perugia and a Master of Research (2003) and a PhD in Law (2007) from the European University Institute in Florence. He is also a musician and holds a Master’s degree in Clarinet Performance (1997) and Chamber Music (2003) from the Music Academy of Perugia (Conservatorio di musica di Perugia). Giuseppe worked for ten years (1994-2004) as principal clarinettist for the Perugia Symphony Orchestra and as a critic and speaker for the Italian radio broadcaster RAI Radio 3.