The Institute for Intellectual Property and Market Law (IFIM) in association with the research panel for Media Law at SCCL invites you to a seminar on:


Recent and Upcoming EU Tech and Media Freedom Regulation

To Brussels and Beyond

Thursday, 25th May 2023, 16:00 – 18:30

Over the past few years, the European Union legislature has adopted several landmark pieces of legislation that have had a profound impact on the media and tech sector, as well as individual Member States (and, due to the ‘Brussels Effect’, non-EU countries). They include, for example, the General Data Protection Regulation, the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, the SatCab II Directive, the Digital Services Act, and the Digital Markets Act. Currently, Sweden holds the Presidency of the Council. During this period, additional key legislation like the Data Act, Al Act, and the European Media Freedom Act are being negotiated.

Join us and our experts from both academia and the Swedish Government for an afternoon of discussions devoted to evaluating both the current state of the law and anticipating what the future will hold. You can join us in person or follow the discussion online.


16:00-16:25    Introduction and stocktaking of recent EU Tech Legislation

                         Eleonora Rosati, Professor of IP Law, Director of IFIM

                          Jan Rosén, Professor em. of Private Law

16:25-16:55      Regulating Access and Transfer of Data

                           Björn Lundqvist, Professor of Law (Stockholm University)

16:55-17.20      Negotiations under Swedish Presidency for a European Media Freedom Act

                           Filippa Arvas Olsson, Senior Adviser in the Division for Media and Democracy, Swedish Ministry for Culture.

17:35-17:45       Q&A:s and Concluding Remarks

17:45-18:30      Drinks reception

Thursday, 25th May 2023, 16:00 -18:30
at Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law or via Zoom

Please register for participation no later than May 19h via the link:

Please register for participation via Zoom no later than May 22st via the link:

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Jan Rosén & Eleonora Rosati

The speakers

Björn Lundqvist

Björn Lundqvist is Professor of Law at Stockholm University. He is the Chair of the Swedish Network of European Legal Studies, Director of the European Law Institute and Director of Ascola Nordic. Björn is a well-renowned European Competition Law scholar and has published extensively, both books and articles, on Competition, Data, and IP Law and Policy related issues. His next book will be available in April 2023, titled Regulating Access and Transfer of Data by Cambridge University Press.

Filippa Arvas Olsson

Filippa Arvas Olsson is Senior Adviser in the Division for Media and Democracy in the Swedish Ministry for Culture. She has worked with media policy in the Ministry since 2003, with a break for a four-year stay in Brussels where she worked with regional development for Region Skåne.

Filippa’s line of work in the Ministry has included a broad range of media policy-related issues nationally and internationally. She presently chairs the working party where negotiations on the proposal for a European Media Freedom Act are ongoing during the Swedish Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

The Organizers and

Jan Rosén

Jan Rosén is Professor em. of Private Law at Stockholm University and director of the Media Law grouping at the SCCL. He is chair of the Swedish Copyright Society, SFU, and Vice President of the Association Littéraire et Artistique International, ALAI, former President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, ATRIP, and chair of the board of the Nordic IP Law journal NIR, Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd.

Eleonora Rosati

Eleonora Rosati is Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Market Law (IFIM) at Stockholm University. She is also Of Counsel at Bird & Bird and holds visiting/guest professorships at Católica in Lisbon and CEIPI in Strasbourg. A long-standing contributor to The IPKat and an Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press), Eleonora is the author of several articles and books on IP issues.

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