David Felipe Alvarez-Amezquita – PhD student at the School of Law / The University of Nottingham. Career researching and teaching Intellectual Property Law, History of Law, Law and Methodology at some Colombian universities. Legal advisor for Copyright at CERLALC-UNESCO and Head of the Register Office at the National Copyright Directorate in Colombia. Law Degree and Master Degree on History (Meritorious): National University of Colombia; Specialization Degree on Intellectual Property Law: Externado University.
Krystyna Antoszkiewicz – born in Warsaw, graduated from the Architecture Department at the Warsaw University of Technology. She also has a degree in marketing from the Warsaw School of Economics. Activist of the underground Resistance Groups “Solidarni” and “Rytm” Publishing House (a.k.a. Hanna Egier). Author of that publisher’s logo, “Kurier Mazowsza” journal vignette, 3 series of post stamps, covers and graphics of books. Technical editor and proofreader, responsible for perforating stamps, editing of films. She was a custodian of the Mazowsze legalisation archives, lector in broadcasts published by so-called “gadały” (guerilla radio). After the Round Table owner of a design company Wizjart, designer, graphic designer, architect, investment project manager, small housing, interiors, trademarks, packaging series, leaflets, posters. Currently information security office in SINEVIA Sp. z o.o.. Activist – Towarzystwo Rozwoju Pedagogki Rudolfa Stainera (treasurer), Towarzystwo Kultury Żydowskiej Beit, Fundacja “Salon 101” (Chairwoman), Stowarzyszenie Wolnego Słowa (member of the Board). Descendant of a family with six generations of painters, sculptors, architects, musicans, professors, inventors.
Iga Bałos – doctor of law, specialist in the field of intellectual property protection. She is an assistant professor at AFM Krakow University, where she is also a copyright law expert for the e-Learning Centre. In terms of her professional practice she negotiates and draws up film production contracts. She is an author of many scientific and popular science publications, including a book „Prawo dla filmowców” (“Law for Filmmakers”). Member of the research centre – The Allerhand Institute.
Witold Chomiczewski – specializes in the new technologies law. He has an extensive experience in providing legal services to the e-Commerce entrepreneurs. He advises companies dealing with Internet marketing and aggregation of data. He supports Internet entrepreneurs in the cases related to the responsibility for foreign content. Co-author of commentaries on the acts: on electronic services, consumer rights and protection of databases. Expert of the Chamber of the Electronic Economy. Chieff Editor of Portal Prawa IT.
Małgorzata Ciepłuch – graduated form the Academy of Music in Gdańsk and law department of Warsaw University. Currently she is a PhD student at two departments, law and cultural studies, at the University of Gdańsk. Her main research interest is copyright law in the context of protection of musicians, in particular, relations between musical and legal cultures. Since 2010 she offers legal support for the creative industry.
Therese Comodini Cachia – a lawyer by profession working in the field of human rights since 1997. She has been representing victims of human rights violations as well as advising non-governmental organisations. Dr. Comodini Cachia is a lecturer at the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta and lectured at the University of Utrecht, in Holland and at the Europa-Viadrina University in Germany. Member of the European Parliament since May 2014, where she is a member of the Culture, Education, Youth Policy, Media and Sport Committee (CULT), the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) and also serves on the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI).
Nicolaie Constantinescu – member of the ANBPR’s Governing Board and an Information Architect at kosson.ro. Library and Information Science is the field where he started his professional developing. He participated in many projects and discovered the need for a renewed system for dissemination of research output, lead in the end to becoming one voice for the Open Access in Romania and a firm believer in Free and Open Source philosophy.
Łukasz Czernicki – expert in taxation of intellectual property, IP freak of its social, economic, cultural and historical dimensions. Biophysist.
Jacek Dehnel (born in 1980 in Gdańsk). Poet, writer, translator, painter. He published seven poetry books, five translations and twelve of his own prose (two volumes of stories, two of short prose on photos and maps, journal, guide, story of a mid-war tabloid, collection of mini stories and four novels). Laureate of the Kościelscy Prize (2005), Polityka Passport (2006) et al. Four times nominated for the Nike prize. Lives in Warsaw (fot. Cezary Rucki).
Dimitar Dimitrov – political scientist & coffee lover. Free Knowledge Ambassador of the Wikimedia Movement to the European Union.
Aleksandra Drożdż – intellectual property and personal data protection lawyer. Founder and author of an academic program of an interdisciplinary university society of Faculty of Law and Administration at University of Warsaw. Alumna of courses in the field of intellectual property at Hugo Grotius Center for Intellectual Property Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard University.
Michal Dubovan – Senior Councillor at the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic responsible for copyright legislation and supervision of collective management organisations. His area of expertise includes IPR enforcement on national, European as well as international level. He represents Czech Republic in the EC Expert Group on the enforcement of IP rights. He is also a national trainer for the EU IPO Orphan Works Database. Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague where he continues his studies with the focus on the concept of originality in copyright law.
Damir Filipovic – started his career in public sector, in the Ministry of Communication, Post and Telecom Administration in Croatia, where he started in 1998, continuing in National Regulatory Authority in telecommunications, as advisor in telecommunications and radiocommunications as well as in licencing department. Afterwards between 2000 and 2008, he started successful career in private telecommunications operators, subsidiaries of Deutsche Telekom and Telekom Austria in Croatia, working on various positions within network planning department, public and regulatory affairs as well as in wholesale business activities, as head of those departments. In 2008, Damir joined Telekom Austria Representative Office in Bruxelles, taking care for spectrum issues, environment, health and m-commerce issues on behalf of the Group, together with activities related to providing support to South-East Europe operations in Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia, internally and towards European institutions. In 2010 Damir became Director Public Affairs of DIGITALEUROPE, the European Industry Association that is the voice of the Information and Communications Technology and Consumer Electronics industries in Europe, which he joins from his private consultancy Intelligent Consulting, where he provided support both to governmental and private sector in telecom industry on various regulatory issues, as well as provide expert information and advice on issues related on EU legislation, institution and political process. In January 2012, Damir has joined newly formed Samsung EU Affairs office in Bruxelles, as EU Technology and Regulatory Policy manager, responsible for issues related to digital economy and product and technology. As of January 2016, Damir re-joined DIGITALEUROPE as Director for Digital Economy.
Krzysztof Garstka – Senior Researcher at the University of East Anglia. Has recently defended his PhD (Law) thesis at the University of Nottingham. His research area is focused on IP and IT law, and he holds a particular interest in online enforcement mechanisms tied to copyright, trademarks, privacy and reputation. He presented his research on several European conferences and published articles in English and Polish. He is the UK contributor to the World Intermediary Liability Map project.
Matej Gera – Slovak-born IP / ICT lawyer who is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom. He gained his general legal education at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, where he first encountered the area of ICT / IP law. After successful completion, he was admitted to LL.M. programme EULISP, studying jointly at Leibniz Universität in Germany and KU Leuven in Belgium, improving his knowledge of ICT / IP law. Previously, he has been a part of the legal team in Free Software Foundation Europe, where he worked on the issues relating to open source licensing. He is also an executive member of Slovak think-tank European Information Society Institute, an independent non-profit organization which focuses on the overlap of technology, law & the information society. His research interests are predominantly in intellectual property and copyright particularly. Additionally, he is also active in other areas of ICT law research such as privacy / personal data protection and e-Government.
Konrad Gliściński – doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Civil Law of the Jagiellonian University, in house lawyer at the Jagiellońskie Centrum Innowacji sp. z o.o., analytic at Kalecki Foundation and lecturer at the H. Grotius Centre of Intellectual Property Laws. Graduated from the Law and Administration Department of the Jagiellonian University and completed post-graduate studies in corporate law at the Warsaw School of Economics. Graduate of Top500 Innovators programme at Stanford, on management and commercialization of scientific research. In 2010 Konrad was awarded the prize by the Minister of Science and Higher Education in a competition for masters’ theses organised by the Polish Patent Office.
Stef van Gompel – senior researcher in IP law at IViR, Amsterdam. In 2014, the Dutch NWO awarded him a Veni grant to conduct research on ‘The challenge of evidence-based intellectual property law reform: legal pragmatism meets doctrinal legal reasoning’. He is secretary of the Copyright Committee that advises the Dutch Minister of Justice on copyright, chairman of the Dutch Study group on copyright history, board member of the Dutch group of AIPPI and editorial board member of the journal AMI.
Olga Goriunova – Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the author of Art Platforms and Cultural Production on the Internet (Routledge, 2012), editor of Fun and Software: Exploring Pleasure, Pain and Paradox in Computing (Bloomsbury, 2014) and co-editor of Readme. Software Art and Cultures (University of Aarhus Press, 2004). She is a co-founder and co-editor of Computational Culture, A Journal of Software Studies (computationalculture.net). She has also worked as a curator, co-organizing, among other, Readme, software art festivals, 2001-2005, Runme.org software art repository and curating a series of exhibitions Fun and Software in 2010-2011. In 2015, she was a Fellow at the University of Leuphana’s Digital Cultures Research Lab. In 2014-2016 she is part of the Posthumanities research network (funded by the Swedish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences). She is also a member of the Visual Social Media Lab, working on the project Picturing the Social: transforming our understanding of images in social media and Big Data research (funded by Economic and Social Research Council, UK). She is currently working on a monograph on digital subjects and on a co-authored book on environmental ethico-aesthetics.
Mateusz Górski – a lover of words, fascinated by the power of a well constructed message. As a journalist, he collaborated with several radio stations, to then give up the airwaves for marketing. Active reader, voice experimenting with visible (audible?) Pleasure. Addicted to yerba mate, looking for more and more strange species and blends. In Patronite he is involved in taking care of artists and introducing them to the world of digital patronage.
Klaudia Grabowska – Head of Open Culture (Open GLAM) Program (since 2014) in Centrum Cyfrowe, since 2007 involved with Creative Commons Poland. OpenGLAM and Open Access activist, initiating projects within the intersection of humanities and technology. Specializes in supporting cultural institutions and other organizations in implementing open policies, as well as OpenGLAM advocacy. Institute for Open Leadership Fellow (2015) and Mentor (2016).
Dr. habil. Aniko Grad-Gyenge – Head of the Department of Civil and Roman Law at Károli Gáspár University in Budapest. Vicepresident of the Hungarian Copyright Forum, member of the ALAI Group Association and of the Copyright Expert Board. Formerly, she was the head of unit at the Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement as well as the head of research at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Legal Sciences. Her research focuses on copyright and media law in the context of audiovisual archives, copyright limitations vis. human rights
Anna Gruhn – Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Wrocław University where she’s defending her doctoral thesis entitled The commercialization of science as a factor of innovation policy in Poland. The effectiveness of the adopted solutions.
Dr. Arnd Haller – responsible for the legal affairs of Google in Northern and Central Europe at Google Germany GmbH, and has been working as counsel for the company since 2005. He is a member of the Central Management Team and serves as Google´s youth protection officer in Germany. His main responsibilities revolve around the law of intellectual property, Copyright and Competition Law, liability and privacy issues. Arnd Haller is admitted to the bar and has several years of experience at the international Firm Taylor Wessing in Hamburg, advising clients from media, IT and Internet industries. He studied law in Würzburg, Münster, Hamburg and Granada (Spain) and graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Münster. Dr. Haller also completed Research projects in Buenos Aires (Argentina), and traineeships at the Higher Regional Court of Lübeck, the German Embassy in La Paz (Bolivia) and the Council of the European Union in New York (USA).
István Harkai – PhD Student at the University of Szeged, Institute of Comparative Law Studies. Runs a blog Copyright21 http://copy21.com/.
Jonas Holm – an intellectual property legal counsel specialising in Copyright. He is currently legal counsel of Stockholm University and legal advisor to Stockholm University Library. In the latter capacity Jonas chairs LIBER’s (Association of European Research Libraries) Working Group for Copyright. LIBER is an active stakeholder in the ongoing European Union Copyright reform work.
Mikołaj Iwański – economist, head of History and Theory of Art Institute at the Painting and New Media Department of the Academy of Arts in Szczecin. In 2012 defended his doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Economy of the University of Economy in Poznań about circumstances of contemporary art market development in Poland. Member of the secretariat of the Citizents’ Forum of Contemporary Art. Co-editor of Black Book of Polish Artists (2015)
Krzysztof Izdebski – lawyer and activist. He serves as a Policy Director in ePaństwo Foundation. For many years he deals with openness and transparency of public life. He is primarily interested in mutual interactions of various human rights, goods and interests. He is of the opinion that there is no one good mean of introducing the change. For him, legal activities are of the same importance as street protests.
Kamil Jaczyński – journalist, activist, lecturer, public relations & music marketing specialist. Executive director in rap record label called Wielkie Joł. Member of the Polish Phonographic Academy. One of the authors of the “Anthology of Polish Rap” released by the National Centre for Culture. Initiator of a nationwide series of panel discussions “Piracy, whether fair use” about copyright and intellectual property.
Agata Janeczek – cultural education programs coordinator at the foundation Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej. Journalist and a graphic designer. Ph.D student at the Media Education section of the Institute of Pedagogy (APS). Author of exercises, games and lesson scenarios for media education. She conducts original media classes “SUWAK” for young people in Piaseczno. Graduated from the shool of trainers at CEO. Focuses on media expertise of teachers. She is an enthusiast of visual communication and new technologies.
Bernd Justin Jütte – research Fellow at the School of Law of The Universoty of Nottingham. Justin completed his PhD in 2016 with a thesis on European Copyright Reform at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance of the University of Luxembourg. He holds an LL.M. from the University of Luxembourg and an LL.B. from the University of Greifswald (Germany). His research focuses on current copyright reform and copyright management, copyright and human rights and user-generated content.
Xawery Konarski – legal expert with over 20 years of experience in the new technology law. Recommended in Polish and foreign TMT legal rankings. Member of the Council at the Polish Chamber of Informatics and Telecommunications (PIIT). Legal advisor at the Association of Internet Employees (IAB) and at the Polish Insurance Chamber (PIU). Arbitrator at the Arbitration Tribunal for Internet Domains at PIIT. Participated in legislation works on several bills regulating new technology law.
Łukasz Kozak – medievalist, editor of Polona digital library, author of popular reviews of digital archives.
Michał Kożuchowski – better known under the stage name – Sir Mich. Sound engineer, composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, ZAIKS member. Graduate school of music in class of piano and trumpet. He works with the most recognizable Polish rapper called Tede. Winner of the Sztos Award in category producer of the year 2014.
Peter Labody – Head of the Copyright Department at the Hungarian IP Office since 2014. He is mainly responsible for the supervision of collective management organizations, licensing the use of orphan works and managing copyright-related dossiers in Brussels and in WIPO. He holds a degree in law, an LL.M in infocommunication law and took the bar exam in 2013. He is a member of the Hungarian Council of Copyright Experts and the National Board Against Counterfeiting, a common platform for authorities and stakeholders involved in the protection and enforcement of IP rights in Hungary.
Katarzyna Lejman – lawyer on the E-business and Intellectual Property teams at Wierzbowski Eversheds lawfirm. My field of interests includes issues related to e-business, information technology and unfair competition. My experience includes conducting disputes for infringement of intellectual property rights in Poland and elsewhere in Europe. I advise clients from the e-commerce sector on protection of their business names, trademarks and management of copyrights on the Internet.
Michał Leksiński – strategist, planner, person of communication. About Patronite he says, tells, spins stories and sows the idea. Professionally bounded to consulting industry, especially in the digital economy area. A graduate of political marketing and media communication at the University of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. Collector of 5 post-graduate studies in psychology and business intelligence. Privately: fascinated by climbing, mountaineer and explorer of adrenaline.
Paweł Leszczyński – organises Warsaw Beer Festival. He is the president and board member of The Mazovian Branch of Polish Homebrewers Association. As a certified beer judge, he specializes in sensory trainings and works at the Kufle i Kapsle multitap.
Aleksandra Maciejewicz – lawyer and co-founder of LAWMORE, legal and business consultancy for startups and creative industry. Patent attorney trainee and a member of Polish Patent Attorneys Chamber. Lecturer of intellectual property law at universities in Warsaw.
Lisa Macklem – holds a Canadian JD in IP & IT and an American LLM in Entertainment and Media law. Her dissertation examines the intersection of technology, copyright, and the media and how these impact on innovation and human rights. Lisa has appeared on Canada AM & This Week in the Law. She is a member of the OBA, CBA, ABA, and BHBA and has recently presented at IPSC, the Global Congress on IP, and WIPIP, as well as presenting for Beverly McLachlin Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Michael Morris – an experienced intellectual property attorney and litigator in the United States. Holding an LL.M. in Information, Technology and the Law from the University of Edinburgh, where he is completing his Ph.D. research on the copyright liability of non-traditional Internet service providers, Michael presented at the Washington College of Law Conference on ACTA, gives expert testimony and speaks on copyright and trademark issues to groups at levels of intellectual property knowledge.
Peter Munkacsi – born in Budapest. He has a Bachelor of Law from ELTE University, Budapest. Two LL.M. degrees were awarded to Peter by Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg and by EUI, Florence. He’s working recently in public administration as IP expert at senior level with experience in the international organizations. Peter was selected for a Staff member of the 2011 Hungarian EU-Presidency. He has various publications relating copyright issues in Hungarian and English.
Diego Naranjo – a qualified lawyer and co-founder of the Andalusian human rights organisation Grupo 17 de Marzo. During the last six years, Diego has been specialising on human rights law. He owns a Master’s degree in human rights from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice. Diego joined EDRi in October 2014 as Advocacy Manager. He advocates for the protection of citizens’ fundamental rights and freedoms online in the fields of data protection, surveillance and copyright. In the past, Diego gained experience in the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and the Free Software Foundation Europe. Previously to all that he worked as a lawyer in Spain. Diego is co-author of the Council of Europe’s Study DGI31 “Human Rights Violations Online”: https://edri.org/files/EDRI_CoE.pdf, prepared by EDRi for the Council of Europe on 4 December 2014. Twitter: @DNBSevilla
Ondřej Neumajer – obtained his Ph.D. in pedagogy from Charles University in Prague at Faculty of Education and his master degree from Technical University of Liberec. He focuses on the use of digital technologies in education and educational innovation. He has worked at the Ministry of Education and The Research Institute of Education and as a consultant has cooperated with many IT companies and hundreds of schools. Dr. Neumajer is the main author of The Digital Strategy for Education in The Czech Republic until 2020. He works as an external consultant for the digital education at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and teaches as an assistant professor at Information Technology and Technical Education Dept., Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague.
Teresa Nobre – attorney-at-law based in Lisbon, Portugal. She is also Creative Commons Portugal legal lead and a member of COMMUNIA. She is the legal lead of the Best Case Scenarios for Copyright initiative. Teresa holds a university degree in Law from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law and a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center.
Alexandros Nousias – a freelance law professional, member of the Athens Bar Association, ODI Athens and Legal Lead of Creative Commons-Greece. He focuses in the areas of intellectual property, open data, open content, privacy and related ethical issues. He aims at constant reinvention.
Justyna Nykiel – a trainee attorney at the District Bar Council in Wroclaw. She graduated from the faculty of Law at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and completed postgraduate studies in „real estate appraisal” at the Warsaw University of Technology. Expert in the Friendly Copyright Law consortium (http://www.przyjazneprawoautorskie.pl/). In her professional work she deals mainly with copyright and industrial property law.
Grzegorz Pacek – PhD in law, legal adviser, member of the Allerhand Institute Academic Association, member of the Polish Group of the International Association for Intellectual Property Protection, lecturer at the H. Grocjusz’s Centre of Law of Intellectual Property. IPR expert in the Regional Development Agency. Author and co-author of scientific and popular scientific publications on new technologies, industrial property rights, copyright and data protection.
Petra Pejšová – graduated in Information science and librarianship at the Charles University in Prague. Currently she is a manager of the National repository of Grey Literature in the Czech Republic. Its goal is a systematic collection, long-term archival and provision of access to specialized grey literature, especially to do with research and development, civil service and education, as well as from the business sphere and “open access” at the national level. She works in the National Library of Technology as a head of the Digital National Technical Library. Through lectures and publications she provides information on grey literature in the Czech Republic. She is a member of Czech affiliate team for dissemination free licenses Creative Commons.
Alicja Peszkowska – Community Builder dealing with the topic of new technologies & social change. For the past 6 years Alicja worked at TechSoup where she focused on transparency and e-participation projects.She co-built NetWtorek community, organised and took part in numerous social hackathons and booksprints incl. the one about the new technologies and the Glam Sector („Podziel się spadkiem!”). Last year Alicja crowdfunded and produced a debut album of her band – Niskie ciśnienie (en: Low Pressure).
Dr Rufus Pollock – adviser on open data to several governments and has worked extensively as a scholar, activist and technologist on the social, legal and technical challenges surrounding the creation and sharing of knowledge. He is the Founder and President of Open Knowledge, an international non-profit organization using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and promote its use in creating the insights that drive change. A pioneer in the growing area of information politics, he made Open Knowledge into one of the leading “think/do tanks” of the twenty-first century before stepping down from the full-time role of CEO in December 2015. In addition to Open Knowledge, he has been involved in many other organizations such as Creative Commons, FFII and the Open Rights Group. He was previously the Mead Fellow in Economics at the University of Cambridge, where he remains an Associate of the Centre for Information and Intellectual Property Law. In 2010 he was appointed to a $1m three-year Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship, and in 2012 he was elected an Ashoka Fellow. He has received several other prizes and awards.
Joanna Potęga – political scientist and researcher (Collegium Civitas), trainer (STOP), digital and traditional librarian (University of Warsaw). Co-organiser of Legal seminar for ditigal librarians (2010). Member of expert team in the Copyright for libraries reform project (2012). Author and trainer in projects regarding digitisation, digital libraries, publishing of digital media, with a particular attention given to copyright law.
Michał Przymusiński – Polish language sholar, in his professional career specialising in bringing the traditional media into the new media. Lecturer at Collegium Civitas. Member of the Board and one of the founders of Crowley Media, a company dealing with social media video. The first CEO of Ośrodek Nowe Media at TVP (Polish national broadcasting company). Author of interactive strategies for media companies. He specialises in strategic consulting in new media. In conjunction with expertise in planning and management he is particulary adept at technical skills regarding operation of internet technologies.
Ana Ramalho – Portuguese national with policy and legal expertise in the field of intellectual property (IP) and European law. Currently an Assistant Professor of IP at Maastricht University, she holds a 5-year advanced LL.B. from the University of Lisbon (1999), an LL.M. in IP and Competition Law from the Munich IP Law Center (2007), a Research Master in IP Law from the University of Lisbon (2008), and a PhD in Copyright and European Law from the University of Amsterdam (2014).
Tito Rendas – Ph.D. candidate and Lecturer at Católica Global School of Law. In 2012, he received an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Prior to that, he received an LL.M. from Católica Global School of Law (2011) and his law degree from the Law School of Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2010). He has been an agent for the Portuguese Republic in various preliminary reference procedures on copyright law before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Agustin Reyna – a Senior Legal Officer leading BEUC’s work on Digital Single Market policy. He is currently working on different EU measures to tackle geo-blocking in the online environment. Argentinean born, Agustín obtained his law degree in the National University of Córdoba. He studied ICT law in Spain (Comillas Pontifical University) and Belgium (CRIDS, University of Namur) and he is currently writing his doctoral dissertation on copyright and consumer protection (University of Bremen)
Marek Rosiński – attorney at law, partner and a member of Baker & McKenzie European IP Practice Group Steering Committee. He heads the IP, TMT local practice group. Chambers Europe ranked Marek as Eminent Practitioner in IP and TMT in Poland. Marek’s representative engagements include advising the Polish government on the EUR 8 billion public aid program for stimulating innovation in years 2014 to 2020.
Tomasz Rychlicki – Polish patent and trade mark attorney. He graduated from the University of Gdańsk, the Faculty of Law, European Law Center. Tomasz is a frequent writer on various IP- and IT-related issues. He is a member of the Editorial Board at the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice published by Oxford University Press and a country correspondent for the Computer and Telecommunications Law Review published by Sweet and Maxwell.
JUDr. Anton Škreko, PhD. – graduated from the Trnava University in Trnava, Faculty of Law in 2003. From 2003 to 2008 he worked on his PhD. in civil law, specializing in the intellectual property law. In 2003 Anton Škreko completed an educational course in the intellectual property law within the WIPO Worldwide Academy. After this he attended successful research internships at Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic (2004) and Max Planck Institute for intellectual property, competition law, and tax law in Munich (2006). He worked at an attorney office and at the District Court in Trnava. Later he acted as Head of the Copyright Unit at the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. Currently he works as a Research and Lecturer for Institute of Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology at Trnava University in Trnava, Faculty of Law. From 2012 Anton Škreko works as a Director General of Media, Audiovisual and Copyright Department at the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. From 2014 to 2015 Anton Škreko chaired the Temporary working party for the recodification of Copyright Law in Slovak Republic a led the copyright recodification process in Slovakia.
Anna Smolar – a Polish-French theater director and translator. Graduated from literature studies at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, and acting and directing courses at the Sudden Théâtre. In Poland, she has directed amongst others Zamiana Claudela at Teatr Śląski in Katowice, Pani z Birmy o Aung San Suu Kyi at Teatr Polonia in Warsaw, Obcy by Albert Camus at Teatr im. Juliusza Słowackiego in Krakow, Pinokio at Nowy Teatr in Warsaw, Aktorzy Żydowscy at Teatr Żydowski, Dybuk in Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz, and most recently Henrietta Lacks at the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw. In 2016 her Dybuk received a ministerial prize for achievements in Polish Contemporary Art. Her performance Aktorzy Żydowscy (Jewish Actors) received the 2016 Grand Prix at Kaliskie Spotkania Teatralne. She is the author of the French translation book Grazyna Jagielska Miłość z kamienia.
Dániel G. Szabó – a lawyer with journalism background focusing on freedom of expression and information. He did his LL.M. at Central European University in Comparative Constitutional Law. With a journalism background from the leading Hungarian online news portal, he understands the practical aspects of free speech issues. Currently he is a legal officer at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee. He is also active in an NGO-based journalism project called Transparent Education where he provides legal support for journalists in freedom of information requests and other free speech issues.
Magdalena Szecówka – marketing, PR, and social media specialist. Deals with branding, communications, brand management, and marketing strategy. Apart from publicity creation specialises in copyright and patent law, legislation and personal data protection, with particular focus on promotion and publicity creation methods.
Kamil Śliwowski – animator and media education trainer. Active in the area of open education. Involved in Creative Commons Poland. Cooperates with Coalition for Open Education, where he currently is a Chairman. Netoholic. Runs otwartezasoby.pl (fot. Kristina Alexandersons)
Dr Justyna Tokarzewska – advocate, represents clients in disputes related to IP, in particular, copyrights, patents, know how, and trademarks as well as unfair competition disputes, in particular, advertising. She advices on license agreements, e-commerce, advertising campaigns. She has experience in arbitration, including, serving as an arbitrator.
Samuel Ugwumba – law and business scholar and a PhD law student researching on copyright law at University College Cork
Mgr. Jan Vobořil, Ph.D. – graduated in law and history at the Charles University, Prague. He works as law expert and project leader at Iuridicum Remedium (IuRe) since 2009.. Currently, he is executive director at IuRe. One of his major fields of interest are digital rights, especially right to privacy and copyrigt and the use of the public licenses. His work includes strategic litigation, legal analyses and legislative comments, watchdog activities and promotion of these issues in public debate. Jan i salso independent barrister and member of the Czech Bar Association.
Mikhail Volchak – social experimenter and a pirate from Belarus. Believes that all human creations it possible to explore and shape with a new way. Says: “If you are enough crazy, follow my blog: talash.by It is not matrix, it is rizoma.”
Jody Wood – New York–based artist utilizing video, installation, performance, and community organization to engage with socially informed content. Her work received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council, New York Council for the Humanities, and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation. In 2014, Wood was a Socially Engaged Art Fellow with A Blade of Grass and has presented work internationally. She is a current Fellow at University Settlement in NYC and teaches art and social justice at Pace University.
Sonia Wronkowska – musicologist. Works on early music manuscripts as well as digital library Polona (polona.pl) development in the National Library of Poland. She leads Polish RISM Centre (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales) and works in Canadian digital musicology project SIMSSA (Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis). Currently preparing doctoral dissertation at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań about derivative works in the repertory of Polish church ensembles in 18th century.
Stephen Wyber – Policy and Research Officer at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), based in The Hague, where he leads on access to information issues. In particular, he works on engagement with WIPO and the EU on copyright reform. He previously worked at the British Embassy in Paris, and the UK Permanent Delegation to the OECD. He studied at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the College of Europe, Natolin.
Zbigniew Zbikowski – writer and journalist. Debuted in 1976. Since the late 70s has worked as a journalist in national and emigration press. The last editor of “Pogląd” monthly (West Berlin). From 1996 to 2002 editor and writer in “Życie” daily. From 2002-2012 lecturer at the University of Warsaw. Currently editor working in Edipresse Polska. Author: Berlin Blue, Berlin Indigo, Transprussia. Member of the management of Polish Writers’ Association.