Dusollier, Séverine

Severine Dusollier is Doctor in Law of the University of Namur (Belgium). Before joining the SciencesPo faculty, she was a Professor in the University of Namur, where she taught intellectual property, IT law, property, competition law and media law. She was the Director of the CRIDS (Research Centre in Information, Law and Society), gathering more than 40 researchers engaged in a wide area of technology-related issues, from sociology, philosophy, communication to law and economy. As a researcher at CRIDS from 1996, she has carried out research in several European and national projects, namely for the Belgian Government, WIPO, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, the European Commission and Parliament.

She was a research associate at the University of California, Berkeley in 2001, a Jean Monnet fellow at the European University Institute of Florence (Italy) in 2005-2006 and a Fellow of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at the University of Columbia in New York in 2011, and a Guest Professor in SciencesPo in 2013-2014. She also teaches at the CEIPI (University of Strasbourg) and is a member of the Belgian Council of Intellectual Property. With other European professors, she has founded the European Copyright Society to voice the opinion of academics on copyright in the European Union.

Her current research relates to intellectual property, copyright and mainly on IP limitations, the public domain and the commons. She is particularly interested in the deviations of the traditional IP models, such as the shift from exclusivity to its subversion or dilution, or the transformation of the unique and self-contained authorship to connected multiple authors.

Severine Dusollier got awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant (2014-2019) on the topic of inclusive rights in property and intellectual property.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise

  • Intellectual property rights
  • Copyrights
  • Cyberlaw
  • Property law


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