Sixth Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in Szeged (WIPS)

Organisers: reCreating Europe, inDICEs, University of Szeged. Co-funded by the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office.

Venue: The local building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Szeged, Hungary (Somogyi Street 7., Szeged, Hungary)

Registration: Register here


The Institute of Comparative Law and Legal Theory (University of Szeged, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences) will host the 6th annual Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in Szeged (WIPS) on June 9-10, 2022 in Szeged (Hungary). Launched in 2016, WIPS is organized by the University of Szeged to explore current issues in intellectual property law in an open, discussion-based way for both senior and junior academia.

This year’s WIPS is dedicated to three main tracks. First, copyright-related aspects of the GLAM sector will be discussed by our presenters and during the training part of the event. Second, the overlaps of competition law and intellectual property law will be addressed. Third, the challenges of modern technology to copyright law will be discussed.


(Please note that the below programme may be subject to change)

June 9th

9:00 – 9:05: Welcome address, Péter Mezei (University of Szeged) 

9:05 – 10:40: GLAM@HOME Panel #1

Panel chair: Péter Mezei (University of Szeged)

  • 9:05 – 9:35: KEYNOTE – Maurizio Borghi (University of Torino): Rethinking the Commons in the Age of Data Capitalism
  • 9:35 – 9:50: Camille Françoise (Creative Commons): Open Culture, Brighter Future? A Copyright Policy Outlook [Author of the paper: Brigitte Vézina (Creative Commons)]
  • 9:50 – 10:05: Marta Arisi (University of Trento), Magali Contardi (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna), Giulia Dore (University of Trento), Caterina Sganga (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) & Pelin Turan (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna): Copyright and Access to Cultural Heritage in the EU: Comparative Perspectives on Freedom of Panorama and Reproduction of Public Domain Art
  • 10:05 – 10:20: Cristiana Sappa (IÉSEG School of Management) & Enrico Bonadio (City University): Digitalization Challenges and Opportunities for Copyright Law Stakeholders: GLAMs and Beyond
  • 10:20 – 10:40: Q&A

10:40 – 11:10: Coffee break

11:10 – 12:30: GLAM@HOME Panel #2

Panel chair: Maurizio Borghi (University of Torino)

  • 11:10 – 11:25: Svjetlana Ivanović (University of East Sarajevo): Digitisation of Cultural Heritage – Access to Out-of-Commerce Works
  • 11:25 – 11:40: Francisco Duque Lima (KU Leuven): The Arcade of the Future: How the Out-of-Commerce Works Regime Can Empower Software Preservation Institutions and the Abandonware Community
  • 11:40 – 11:55: Luis Javier Capote Pérez (University of La Laguna): Cultural Heritage and Videogames: IP Aspects of the Preservation of Software as Intangible Heritage – The Case of Spain [recorded presentation will be available] 
  • 11:55 – 12:10: Bohdan Widła (Jagiellonian University): The forgotten rights? Scientific editions and first editions in the age of the Digital Single Market
  • 12:10 – 12:30: Q&A

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch break

13:30 – 15:30: GLAM@HOME Training

Panel chair: Giulia Dore (University of Trento)

  • 13:30 – 14:30: Péter Mezei (University of Szeged) & Ioanna Lapatoura (University of Nottingham): Cultural preservation and NFTs
  • 14:30 – 15:30: Francisco Duque Lima (KU Leuven) and Marta Arisi (University of Trento): Using participative tools for problem solving in the cultural heritage sector – a copyright exercise presented by inDICEs and Recreating Europe

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee break

16:00 – 17:20: Junior track

Panel chair: István Harkai (University of Szeged)

  • 16:00 – 16:15: Roya Pary Bouery (University Lyon 3 Jean Moulin): The role of the GLAM sector in the preservation of European cultural heritage: the restitution of artefacts looted during World War II
  • 16:15 – 16:30: Eetu Huhta (University of Eastern Finland): Intermediary Liability at the Intersection of Copyright law and the Digital Services Act
  • 16:30 – 16:45: Wojciech Biernacki (Adam Mickiewicz University): Data, Information, Knowledge – the Relevance of the Distinction for the Exchange of Non-Personal Data
  • 16:45 – 17:00: Jorge Villalobos Portalés (University of Málaga): Artificial Intelligence as a Right Holder in Intellectual Property and Its Omission as Anticompetitive Practice Against Consumers
  • 17:00 – 17:15: Flóra Anna Gubicz (Hungarian Intellectual Property Office): Will the OOC regime be the long-awaited game-changer for mass digitalisation?
  • 17:15 – 17:40: Q&A

June 10th

9:00 – 10:00: Consumer protection and IP overlaps

Panel chair: Ioannis Revolidis (University of Malta)

  • 9:00 – 9:15: Kacper Szkalej (Lund University): Exhaustion of the Making Available Right in Respect of Consumptive Use of Legal Digital Content – A Theory
  • 9:15 – 9:30: Simon Geiregat (Ghent University): What Digital Content Consumers (Should) Want
  • 09:30 – 10:00: Q&A
    Qiang Yu (Shandong University of Science and Technology) & Alexey Ivanov (National Research University Higher School of Economics): Intellectual Property Protection at China’s E-Commerce Platforms: The Notice-Delete Rule and Unfair Competition [recorded presentation will be available] 

10:00 – 10:30: Coffee break

10:30 – 11:50: IP & technology

Panel chair: Philipp Homar (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

  • 10:30 – 10:45: Ioannis Revolidis (University of Malta): The Riddle of NFTs: Déjà vu or a New Beginning?
  • 10:45 – 11:00: Radim Charvát (Masaryk University): Legal Aspects of Non-Fungible Tokens in the Area of Intellectual Property
  • 11:00 – 11:15: Antoni Rubí Puig (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Tokenizing Attribution and Authenticity – Will NFTs Increase Trust in the Market for Artists’ Multiples?
  • 11:15 – 11:30: Anikó Grad-Gyenge (BME Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences): Impact of the Development of European Law on the Change in the Exclusive Nature of Copyright
  • 11:30 – 11:50: Q&A

11:50 – 12:00: Closing remarks, Péter Mezei (University of Szeged), Giulia Dore (University of Trento) and Francisco Duque Lima (KU Leuven)

Registration and attendance

Registration is free of charge and open to all. Due to precautionary measures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of available seats/spots for the event will be limited.

All GLAM@HOME sessions on Day 1 (9th June) of the Workshop will be live-streamed.

The intended audience for this event is anyone working in academia, or practitioners (including lawyers and workers of cultural organisations) interested in the GLAM sector.

reCreating Europe and inDICEs have received funding under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (grant agreements No. 870626, 870792)