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Dr Gaetano Dimita, Diploma di Laurea in Giurisprudenza (Rome), LLM (London), PhD (London), Avvocato (Italian Bar - Rome)

Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law

Tel: +44(0)20 7882 6185


Gaetano Dimita

Gaetano is the Co-director of the LLM in Intellectual Property Law, the Director of the Certificate in Intellectual Property Law and teaches International and Comparative Law of Copyright and Related Rights; Global Intellectual Property Law; and Interactive Entertainment Law.

He is a member of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, an Executive Committee Member of the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association, the UK national group of the Association Litteraire et Artistique Internationale, a member of the BCC Copyright and Technology Working Group, the faculty Advisor and Guest Editor of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute Journal, Edward Elgar; and the Editor of the Queen Mary School of Law SSRN series.

Gaetano is also a qualified Avvocato in Italy (Italian Bar Association – Rome).


Postgraduate teaching:

LLM programme (London)

  • QLLM045 International and Comparative Law of Copyright and Related Rights
  • QLLM149 Global Intellectual Property Law
  • QLLM157 Interactive Entertainment Law

LLM programme (Paris)



Selected Publications

  • Networking Technologies and the Future of Copyright: How Technology Changed and Should Change the Law, Edward Elgar 2016 (Forthcoming)
  • The Business of Being an Author: A Survey of Author’s Earnings and Contracts, April 2015 (co-author with Professor Johanna Gibson ad Professor Phillip Johnson)
  • ‘Six characters in search of infringement: potential liability for creating, downloading, and disseminating .torrent files’, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2012) 7(6): 466-472

PhD Supervision

Gaetano is willing to supervise on the relationship between copyright, new technologies and creativity, alternative remuneration systems, and interactive entertainment law.

Current students:

Khanuengnit Khaosaeng: Copyright and online fandom: the reconciliation between copyright holders and fan works creators

Pinar Oruç, The Role of Copyright in the Digitisation of Cultural Heritage

Chun-Chi Hung, Is the State’s Registration System an Appropriate Approach to Protect Traditional Cultural Expression? A Post-Colonial Perspective

Students who successfully obtained their doctorates:

Dr Mary Gani-Ikilama (Herchel Smith scholar): An analysis of the effects of copyright law on the creative autonomy of the performing author in the Nigerian popular music industry (as second supervisor)

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