The Future of Copyright Economy

We cordially invites you to a seminar on

The Future of Copyright Economy

See programme and information about the speakers below.

Welcome also to the meeting November 28th at 6 p.m., Høyres Hus, Stortingsgaten 20. The Norwegian Copyright Organisation has invited Professor Justin Hughes to give a speech on “Fair use” and the influence of the doctrine to other continents.

If you are interested in the field of copyright and want to be updated, you are welcome to be a member of the organization:

Practical information

  • Time:Wednesday, 28 November 2018 09:00 - 12:00
  • Place:BI - campus Oslo, Auditorium B2-010
  • Price:Free
  • Contact:Britt-Mari Sletto (

Please register by November 23rd, 2018

Metro line 4 or 5 to Nydalen metro station. Covered parking is also available.


  • Time
  • Title
  • Speakers
  • Welcome to BIs Law & Governance International Seminar


    Head of the Department of Law and Governance and Associate Professor Monica Viken

  • Copyright and Distributive Justice


    Professor Justin Hughes

  • Lack of Efficiency in the Norwegian Enforcement Regulation?


    Associate Professor Monica Viken & Associate Professor Irina Eidsvold-Tøien

  • Restructuring Copyright in a Time of Technological and Economic Change?


    Professor Ole-Andreas Rognstad

  • Coffee break

  • Changes to Copyright Management due to Digitization


    Professor Ruth Towse

  • Creative Industry & Block chain Technology


    Professor Jeffery Atik

  • Q & A

Information about the speakers

Justin Hughes is Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, USA, where he teaches courses in intellectual property law, international trade, and internet law. Hughes has his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University in 1986. In 2009, the Obama administration tapped him to become a part- time adviser. In that position, he began heading US delegations to meetings of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Hughes led the US delegations that completed both the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (2012) and the Marrakesh Treaty for the Blind (2013).

Ole-Andreas Rognstad is a professor at the Department of Private Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. He teaches a whole range of subjects, including legal methodology and EU/EEA law and intellectual property law, in particular copyright law. His authorship includes a textbook on (Norwegian) copyright law, a recent monograph (in English) on Property Aspects of Intellectual Property (Cambridge University Press), contributions to a (co-authored) textbook on EEA law as well as a large number of articles mainly in the field of intellectual property. He has chaired, and been a member of, a number of public dispute settlement resolution bodies in Norway and is a member of the Academia Europea.

Ruth Towse is Professor of Economics of Creative Industries and Co-Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management. Towse’s main area of expertise is in cultural economics with special reference to the economics in artists’ labour markets and copyright in the cultural industries. She has published widely in academic journals in these fields and has authored several books, as well as edited several major collections. Her latest books are a Handbook of the Digital Creative Economy, 2013 (edited with Christian Handke) and Advanced Introduction to Cultural Economics (2014)

Jeffery Atik writes on innovation and law, with a focus on SmartContracts/FinTech and artificial intelligence. Atik is Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, USA. He also teaches regularly at Lund University in Sweden. Atik has served on three NAFTA binational panels reviewing antidumping cases, including the review in Softwood Lumber from Canada. He has also practiced law with several very well recommended law firms. He is a member of the New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Missouri bars.

Monica Viken is Associate Professor and Head of Department of Law and Governance, BI Norwegian Business School. She holds a Ph.D. in Law from Copenhagen Business School, with a dissertation on the evidential value of market surveys in trademark- and marketing practice litigation («Markedsundersøkelser som bevis i varemerke- og markedsføringsrett»). Her main research fields are intellectual property rights, contract law and marketing control law. Monica participates in a project that assesses the consequences of digitization for cultural expression across a variety of disciplines (DnD-project). She has published several legal scientific articles, both nationally and internationally and is course responsible for several legal courses at BI.

Irina Eidsvold-Tøien completed her doctoral theses at the University of Oslo, in the field of intellectual property /copyright. Eidsvold-Tøien is currently employed as Associate Professor at BI – Norwegian Business School. She teaches copyright, data protection and EU law. Currently she participates in a project that assesses the consequences of digitization for cultural expression across a variety of disciplines (DnD-project), an international research project on sampling of music (MASHED) and different projects for the Norwegian Ministry of Culture, identifying the remuneration streams in film- and music in Norway. Irina previously worked as legal director for the composer organisation TONO, and as an attorney with intellectual property rights and computer law as her main focus area. Irina also has a bachelor in acting, and is still participating in different movies and TV-shows.