ERC DANCING project hosts fourth DANCING Academic Conversation with Dr. Giulia Priora

Monday, March 25, 2024 - 11:45

On 22 March, the European Research Council (ERC) funded research project ‘Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through European Union Law: Exploring New Paths – DANCING’ hosted the fourth edition of their series DANCING Academic Conversations.

The DANCING team welcomed Dr. Giulia Priora from NOVA School of Law (Lisbon, Portugal) to present and discuss her research on ‘Distributive Rationales in EU Copyright Law’ which underpins her forthcoming monograph on the topic.
After an introduction to the series, topic and speaker by Professor Delia Ferri, Dr. Giulia Priora gave her presentation reflecting on the evolution of copyright law in Europe and outlining its roots and most recent reform. Particular emphasis was given to the underlying functions and objectives pursued by the EU legislator in the realm of copyright law with a focus on the EU competences and the balance achieved between competing rights and interests of various stakeholders. Whether and to what extent distribution, and fairness, can be detected in EU legislation, CJEU case law and legal doctrine are at the heart of Dr. Priora’s research.

The talk was followed by an engaged and thought-provoking exchange between attendees and the speaker on some of the issues raised. The DANCING team were delighted to welcome attendees from the School of Law and Criminology at Maynooth University and from other institutions further afield in Europe to this blended edition of the DANCING Academic Conversations series which had many attend in person.

The ERC DANCING project is based at the School of Law and Criminology and the Assisting Living and Learning (ALL) Institute at Maynooth University and is led by Principal Investigator Professor Delia Ferri.

Professor Ferri is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the ALL Institute at Maynooth University.