Maurizio Borghi

Professor Maurizio Borghi

  • 01202 968765
  • mborghi at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Professor in Law & Director of CIPPM
  • Weymouth House W409, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Maurizio Borghi is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management. Prior to joining Bournemouth University in 2013 he has been lecturer at Brunel University Law School and research fellow at Bocconi University of Milan.

Research

Maurizio's research interests cover theoretical and empirical studies on copyright, data protection, and the role of law in the information society. He has conducted both independent and funded research on different fields of intellectual property law. His most recent monograph, 'Copyright and Mass Digitization' (co-authored with Stavroula Karapapa), was published by Oxford University Press in 2013.

Favourites

  • Borghi, M., 2017. Copyright and the commodification of authorship in 18th and 19th Century Europe. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature.
  • Borghi, M., Erickson, K. and Favale, M., 2016. With enough eyeballs all searches are diligent: Mobilizing the crowd in copyright clearance for mass digitization. Journal of Intellectual Property, 16 (1), 135-166.
  • Borghi, M. and Karapapa, S., 2015. Contractual restrictions on lawful use of information: sole-source databases protected by the back door? European Intellectual Property Review, 37 (8), 505-514.
  • Karapapa, S. and Borghi, M., 2015. Search engine liability for autocomplete suggestions: Personality, privacy and the power of the algorithm. International Journal of Law and Information Technology, 23 (3), 261-289.
  • Borghi, M., Ferretti, F. and Karapapa, S., 2013. Online data processing consent under EU law: a theoretical framework and empirical evidence from the UK. International Journal of Law and Information Technology, 21 (2), 109-153.
  • Borghi, M., 2011. Chasing copyright infringement in the streaming landscape. IIC International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 42 (3), 316-343.
  • Borghi, M., 2011. Copyright and Truth. Theoretical Inquiries in Law, 12 (1), 1-27.
  • Borghi, M. and Karapapa, S., 2013. Copyright and Mass Digitization. OUP Oxford.
  • Borghi, M., 2018. Individual rights and property rights in human genetic databases: a common-law perspective. In: Arnold, R., Cippitani, R. and Colcelli, V., eds. Genetic Information and Individual Rights. Regensburg: Regensburg University Press, 120-133.
  • Borghi, M., 2012. Knowledge, information and values in the age of mass digitisation. In: De Gennaro, I., ed. Value: Sources and Readings on a Key Concept of the Globalized World. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers, 415-434.
  • Borghi, M. and Montagnani, M.L., 2008. Promises and pitfalls of the European copyright law harmonisation process. In: Ward, D., ed. The European Union and the culture industries. Ashgate Publishing, 213-240.
  • Borghi, M., 2007. Owning Form, Sharing Content: Natural-Right Copyright in the Digital Environment. In: LLB, F.M., ed. New Directions in Copyright Law, Vol. 5. Edward Elgar Pub, 197-222.

Journal Articles

Books

  • Borghi, M. and Karapapa, S., 2013. Copyright and Mass Digitization. OUP Oxford.
  • Proprieta' digitale. Diritti d'autore, nuove tecnologie e Digital Rights Management. Milan: EGEA.
  • Borghi, M., 2003. La manifattura del pensiero. Diritti d'autore e mercato delle lettere in Italia (1801-1865). Milan: Franco Angeli.

Chapters

  • Borghi, M., 2018. Individual rights and property rights in human genetic databases: a common-law perspective. In: Arnold, R., Cippitani, R. and Colcelli, V., eds. Genetic Information and Individual Rights. Regensburg: Regensburg University Press, 120-133.
  • Borghi, M., 2012. Knowledge, information and values in the age of mass digitisation. In: De Gennaro, I., ed. Value: Sources and Readings on a Key Concept of the Globalized World. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers, 415-434.
  • Borghi, M., 2010. A Venetian experiment on perpetual copyright. In: Deazley, R., Kretschmer, M. and Bently, L., eds. Privilege and Property: Essays on the History of Copyright. Open Book Publishers, 137-155.
  • Borghi, M. and Montagnani, M.L., 2008. Promises and pitfalls of the European copyright law harmonisation process. In: Ward, D., ed. The European Union and the culture industries. Ashgate Publishing, 213-240.
  • Borghi, M., 2007. Owning Form, Sharing Content: Natural-Right Copyright in the Digital Environment. In: LLB, F.M., ed. New Directions in Copyright Law, Vol. 5. Edward Elgar Pub, 197-222.

Conferences

  • Borghi, M., 2018. Copyright, property and personality. Note on Hegel. In: CPIP Colloquium, Philosophical Approaches to IP 31 May-1 June 2018 Hilton Head Island (SC) USA.
  • Borghi, M. and Mimler, M., 2018. Rules of improvement for derivative works. Transplanting patent doctrine into copyright law. In: Intellectual Property in transitions: (Re)imagining intellectual property 16-17 April 2018 University of Exeter.
  • Borghi, M., 2017. Genetic information and intellectual property rights. In: Genetic Information and Individual Rights 29-30 June 2017 University of Perugia.
  • Borghi, M., 2015. Rethinking the IP/Antitrust Interface. In: 9th WIPO Advanced Intellectual Property Research Forum 26-28 May 2015 WIPO, Geneva.
  • Borghi, M., 2014. Crowdsourcing diligent search. In: 3rd Europeana Licensing Workshop 20-21 November 2014 Luxembourg.
  • Borghi, M., 2014. Limitations and exceptions to copyright and provisions against circumvention of technical measures. In: EU-China Workshop on the reform of Chinese copyright law 17 October 2014 National People's Congress Centre, Beijing, China.
  • Borghi, M. and Favale, M., 2014. Harmonization of Intellectual Property Rights within and beyond the European Union: The Acquis Communautaire in the Framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy. In: SEARCH Project, Final Academic Conference 10-11 February 2014 Barcelona.
  • Borghi, M., 2014. Do online services respect consent? Empirical evidence from the UK. In: Computer, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) 22 January-24 February 2014 Brussels.
  • Borghi, M., 2014. Fair adaptations: Regulating the use ot technological derivative works. In: Fair Copyright 6 January-7 February 2014 Tel Aviv University.

Reports

PhD Students

  • Emile Douhillet. Regulating Big Data through the Establishment of a Balance between Aggregated Knowledge and Guarantees
  • Matej Gera. Mass digitization of commercially inactive works: Envisioning a mechanism for mass dissemination
  • melanie brown

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Copyright and Trade Marks

Grants

  • Study on illegal IPTV and Cardsharing in Europe (European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), 01 Sep 2018). Awarded
  • Jean-Monnet Centre of Excellence "European Intellectual Property and Information Rights" (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, 01 Sep 2018). Awarded
  • EnDOW ("Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance") (JPI Cultural Heritage, 01 Jul 2015). Awarded
  • Evolution in music publishing: economic strategies, business models and copyright (AHRC, 01 Jan 2014). Awarded
  • Sharing KnowledgE Assets: InterRegionally Cohesive NeigHborhoods (SEARCH) (European Commission, 7th Framework Programme, 01 Aug 2011). Awarded

External Responsibilities

  • University of Southampton, School of Law, External examiner

Internal Responsibilities

  • Head of Research, Law Department
  • Deputy Chair, Faculty Research Committee

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • International Conference: M. Favale, ‘The Role of Technology in the Balance of Fundamental Rights in Copyright’, Manchester Metropolitan University, Second Workshop on Law and Economics of Intellectual Property, Manchester, 27-28 July 2006

Conference Presentations

  • CPIP Colloquium, Philosophical Approaches to IP, Copyright, property and personality. Note on Hegel, 31 May 2018, Hilton Head Island (SC) USA
  • Ciencia y Derecho en México, Who owns genetic databases?, 28 Nov 2016, Mexico City
  • 10th WIPO Advanced Intellectual Property Research Forum, The use of the work as work: a viable test for copyright infringement?, 24 May 2016, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Past's Future, Digitization, orphan works and the problem of ‘diligent search’: which way forward for European cultural institutions?, 18 Apr 2016, Copenhagen, DK
  • 4thEuropeana Licensing Workshop, “Crowdsourcing diligent search: a solution for the orphan works problem?”, 26 Nov 2015, Luxembourg
  • 1st iCLIC Conference: Enrolling Internet Intermediaries in the Law Enforcement Process: Challenges and Opportunities, The problem with de-indexing injunctions against search engines, 17 Sep 2015, University of Southampton
  • European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP), Crowdsourcing the orphan works problem, 02 Sep 2015, University of Glasgow
  • ARCLIB Annual Conference, “Digitization and the orphan works problem. Which way forward for UK cultural heritage institutions?”,, 09 Jul 2015, Arts University Bournemouth

Qualifications

  • PhD in Economic and Social History (Bocconi University, Milan, 2000)
  • PGCE in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Brunel University, 2009)
  • BA (Hons) in Philosophy (University of Milan, 1996)
  • BA (Hons) in Economics and Social Sciences (Bocconi University, Milan, 1992)

Honours

  • Google Faculty Research Award (Google Inc, 2014)

Memberships

  • Centre of excellence "Rights and Science", University of Perugia, Advisory Board (2016-),
  • Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow,
  • International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), Member,
  • International Society for the History and Theory of Intelletual Property (ISHTIP), Founding Member, http://www.ishtip.org/
  • NEXA Centre for Internet & Society, Politecnico di Torino, Trustee, http://nexa.polito.it/
  • The Authors Alliance USA, Member,
  • The British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association (BLACA), Member,
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