Speaker profile


  • Prof Dr. P. Bernt Hugenholtz
    Professor of Copyright Law
    Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam


Bernt Hugenholtz is Professor of Copyright Law at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam. He is also a professor at the University of Bergen (Norway), and lecturer at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (Munich). Prof. Hugenholtz is one of Europe’s leading scholars in the field of copyright, and he has acted as an advisor to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Netherlands government. He is co-author and editor, with Prof. Thomas Dreier (TU Karlsruhe), of Concise European Copyright Law (2nd. ed. 2016), and co-author, with Professor Paul Goldstein (Stanford University), of International Copyright Law (3rd ed. 2013). Prof. Hugenholtz is one of the founders of the Wittem Group that drafted the European Copyright Code, and a co-founder and member of the European Copyright Society.

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