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Deborah De Angelis

International Copyright Lawyer Creative Commons Italy Chapter Italy Legal

Deborah De Angelis ( is an attorney-at-law based in Rome, Italy. She is currently the representative and legal lead of the Italian Chapter in the Creative Commons Global Network since its constitution in 2018. Deborah is a legal expert in international copyright law, cultural heritage, entertainment law and new technologies. She also worked as a legal advisor on copyright law to the previous Italian Minister of Culture. Deborah carries out teaching and training activities, has organised numerous conferences and events in copyright and entertainment law, and authored several publications. Since 2004 she is a fellow of the NEXA Center for the Internet & Society. She is a member of the working group “Digital Cultural Heritage” ICOM ITALIA. Since 2008, she is president of the non-profit association A-DJ, which protects and promotes the professional category of DJs. Since July 2021, she is the regional delegate for Italy for the project on the right to research in the field of International copyright law of the PIJIP group of the American University, Washington College of Law and, from December 1st, 2022, she is territorial delegate for Italy in the KR21 (Knowledge rights 21) project on access to research, culture and knowledge. As of June 13, 2022, she was elected Councilor of ALAI, Italy for the term 2022-2025.

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