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Copyright Infringement Issues in the Metaverse

Date and venueMay 25, 2023 Virtual
Time of sessions13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time
Topic(s)Webinars, Respect for IP Webinars
This session delves into the complex copyright infringement issues that are prevalent in the metaverse. These may include unauthorized copying and distribution of digital content, creation of derivative works, and unauthorized use of copyrighted material in the online environment.

We will also explore some of the challenges that arise when it comes to enforcing copyright in the metaverse, including the localization of copyright infringement. We will provide an overview of the principles and rules governing the localization of copyright infringement in cross-border situations and examine their applicability in the metaverse.

This webinar is organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea.


  • 13:00 - 13:05 Welcoming remarks and introduction of the speakers
  • 13:05 – 13:25 Copyright infringement in the metaverse
  • 13:25 – 13:45 Localization of copyright infringement in the metaverse
  • 13:45 - 14:00 Q&A


  • Gaetano Dimita (Senior Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)
  • Eleonora Rosati (Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Stockholm University, Sweden)

Other related documents

WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/5/SPEAKERSEnglishProfil of SpeakersProfil of Speakers, Complete document (pdf)
WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/5/1EnglishVideo recording - Copyright infringement in the metaverseVideo recording - Copyright infringement in the metaverse, Video 1 (video)
WIPO/WEBINAR/RESPECTFOR IP/2023/5/2EnglishVideo recording - Localization of copyright infringement in the metaverseVideo recording - Localization of copyright infringement in the metaverse, Video 1 (video)