In the spirit of inspiring the next generation of Intellectual Property experts, ALAI, with the support of GESAC, have launched an annual award for students : https://authorsocieties.eu/alai-award/. The annual award is given to the writer of the best essay relating to authors’ right. The essay should have a European dimension and include elements related to the collective management of authors’ right.
The fourth’s edition of the ALAI European Authors’ Right Award was awarded to Andrée Glancia Madinda for her essay “L’exception de fouille de textes et de données dans la directive DAMUN : avis de tempête sur le droit d’auteur” (“The text and data mining exception in the Directive on copyright in the digital single market: a stormy outlook for author’s rights”).
Andrée Glancia Madinda’s essay was chosen by the following expert jury chaired by Prof. Frank Gotzen, President of ALAI:
- Caroline Bonin, Head of Legal Affairs, SACEM
- Gábor Faludi, outside Counsel for Artisjus
- Paul Torremans, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Nottingham
- Raquel Xalabarder, Catedràtica de Propietat Intellectual, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Applications for the academic year 2022-2023 are now open!
Students of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.
–>Full eligibility criteria and prize details are to be found here (ENG)
–> Full eligibility criteria and prize details are to be found here (FR)
Timeline for the Fifth edition
15 November 2022
The deadline for applicants to write a one-page abstract of their essays
15 December 2022
The Jury selects up to ten abstracts to be considered for the award
15 February 2023 The deadline for applicants to submit their essays in the required format
First week of April 2023 The Jury selects the winner(s)
When applying, make sure not to forget to fill out the –> application form, which we kindly ask you to attach to the essay abstract and send to email@example.com by 15 November 2022 at the latest. It is available in both English and French.
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- First edition of the ALAI Award (2019)
Dr Hannes Henke won the 2019 ALAI European Authors’ Right Award for his essay “E-books in German and European copyright law: backgrounds-contrasts-effects”.
Read more about the first edition of the ALAI Award here.
- Second edition of the ALAI Award (2020)
The ALAI Award 2020 went to Mr Thomas Verborgh for his essay titled “Multi-territorial licensing of rights in music for online use and early evaluation”.
Watch the interview with Mr Verborgh and learn more about the winner and his work’s findings.
- Third edition of the ALAI Award (2021)
Mr Seun Lari-Williams won the third edition of the ALAI European Authors’ Right Award for his essay “Bridging the Value Gap Between Content Creators and Digital Media Platforms: A Case Study of YouTube”. The winning essay is as well available in both French and English in the La Revue Internationale du Droit d’Auteur, online and in print!
To listen to ALAI European Authors’ Right Award winner Seun Lari-Williams talking about his essay’s findings, as well his background practicing law in his native Nigeria and how the pandemic has affected the country’s creative economy click here.
- Fourth edition of the ALAI Award (2022)
Ms. Andrée Glancia Madinda received the fourth edition of the ALAI European Authors’ Right Award for her essay “L’exception de fouille de textes et de données dans la directive DAMUN : avis de tempête sur le droit d’auteur”(“The text and data mining exception in the Directive on copyright in the digital single market: a stormy outlook for author’s rights”).
The essay is available in French here, and in English here.
Watch the interview (click here) with Ms. Madinda and learn more about her work’s findings.