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Rita is an international expert in intellectual property and information technology law. She acquired her PhD degree from Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg/Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (Germany) in 2010. Since then she researched and lectured in universities in Japan, Germany, Lithuania, and in the University of Newcastle (Australia). To date, she published almost 40 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as well as a monograph on Applicable Law to Copyright Infringement: A Comparison of ALI and CLIP Principles. She had internships in the European Commission and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Rita was invited to present in conferences in Europe, Asia and the United States, and prepared reports for the European Commission, European Patent Office, and governments of South Korea and Lithuania. In October 2019 she commenced the position of Senior Lecturer in Law at Macquarie University. 

Rita's research interests include intellectual property and information technology law, law related to creative industries and cultural policy. In her research she aims to address legal and policy challenges that creative industries face in both analogue and digital environment. She has published on topics related to digital libraries, authors' rights, intermediary liability, copyright enforcement, private international law aspects in intellectual property disputes and others.

She has taught Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law, Foundations of Law and Torts Law.

Rita is willing to supervise student projects in the areas of intellectual property and information technology law, media law, cultural heritage law and related areas.


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