Director of the Greek National Copyright Organization
Irini Stamatoudi is the Director of the Greek National Copyright Organization. She holds degrees from the University of Athens in Greece (Ptyhio Nomikis) and from the University of Leicester (LL.M and Ph.D). She was a lecturer in Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leicester in England (1999-2001) before she returned permanently to Greece. She is one of the two co-authors of the WIPO Academy specialisation course on copyright. She teaches on WIPO distance learning courses since their inauguration in 2001. She has published eight books (I. Stamatoudi and P. Torremans (eds), Copyright in the New Digital Environment: The Need to Redesign Copyright, Sweet & Maxwell, London, 2000; I. Stamatoudi, Multimedia products as copyright works, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002; I. Stamatoudi, Community Competition Law and Intellectual Property, Nomiki Vivliothiki, Athens, 2006 (in Greek); I. Stamatoudi, Copyright Law. National Laws, Community Laws and International Conventions, Nomiki Vivliothiki, Athens, 2007 (in Greek); L. Kotsiris – I. Stamatoudi, Commentary to the Greek Copyright Act, Sakkoulas Editions, 2009 (in Greek); I. Stamatoudi (ed.), Journalists and Mass Media Publishers. Copyright Law Issues, Sakkoulas Editions, 2009 (in Greek)); I. Stamatoudi (ed.), CopyrightEnforcementand the Internet, Kluwer Law International, 2010; I. Stamatoudi, Cultural Property Law and Restitution of Cultural Property. A Commentary to International Conventions and European UnionLaw, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham (UK) - Northampton (US), 2011) and numerous articles in law journals in Greece, UK, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the US, Poland and Turkey. She is also a contributor for Greece to P.E. Geller's International Copyright Laws and Practice.