Kacper Szkalej

PhD student at Department of Law, Doctoral Candidates

+4618-471 2040
Visiting address:
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Postal address:
Box 512
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

Jur. dr in civil law

Hitherto lecturer in IP law and researcher at the Institute for Intellectual Property, Marketing, and Competition Law, holding the following posts:

  • institute director
  • programme director Master Programme in Intellectual Property Law (LL.M.)
  • member of Master Programme Evaluation Working Group
  • course director for Advanced IP Law, Advanced Trade Mark Law, Copyright Protection in the Digital Society, IP Rights and Human Rights, Patent Law and Pharmaceuticals, and Master Thesis.

In my latest research project I have investigated the scope of copyright protection in the context of consumptive use of digital content, with particular focus on the use of DRM systems and contractual arrangements between rightholders and consumers for legal access to digital content.

By apprehending a user-centric approach I evaluated whether and to what extent European copyright limitations (such as temporary copying and private copying) consider and balance the interests of bona fide consumers with those of rightholders and how the system of limitations as well as mechanisms outside of it (cross-border portability of content, exhaustion) affect, or may affect, consumptive use of protected content.

Although EU copyright legislation constituted the main legal framework for analysis, the study observed Swedish and English copyright law where references to national law were warranted. See further in DiVA.

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Kacper Szkalej