Sabine Jacques joined UEA in 2016 as Lecturer in IP/IT/Media Law. Previously, Sabine achieved a PhD in copyright law at the University of Nottingham where she studied: ‘The Right to Parody? A comparative analysis’. In this research, she has a specific focus on the music industry as she was partially funded by MPA (Music Publishers Association), BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, now called The Ivors Academy for Music Creators) and PRS for Music (Performing Right Society). Before moving to the UK, Sabine obtained her bachelor and master degrees in law at the University of Liège, Belgium. She later graduated cum laude from an LLM in Intellectual Property law and Knowledge Management at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Sabine’s research has already given rise to publications in the field leading peer-reviewed journals, like the European Intellectual Property Review and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice. Additionally, she was awarded the Dean Moore Prize as recognition of her qualities as a researcher and was granted the Golding Essay Prize 2015 by the Competition Law Association. Furthermore, her monograph 'The Parody Exception in Copyright Law' was published by Oxford University Press in march 2019.

Her research interests include: Intellectual Property Law/Media Law, Music Copyright and where Intellectual Property Law interacts with other areas of law; such as Commercial Law, Human Rights Law, Contract Law, Tort Law, Comparative Law and Competition Law.

She also was an associate researcher at CREATe (Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Industries):

More recently, she became an editor of the International Journal of Public Law and Policy (IJPLAP).

Sabine has experience in teaching Intellectual Property Law, Industrial Property Law and Contract Law. This academic year, Sabine is module organiser for Globalisation of IP law and she is part of the teaching team for Media Law, Intellectual Property Law and Current Issues of IP. Her teaching reputation has also been acknowledged by the European Intellectual Property Teachers' Network as she was awarded the best presentation prize 2017.

With Professor Morten Hviid, Sabine currently supervises Phillip Chapman's PhD thesis on 3D printing technology and Elena Dobbyne's PhD thesis on Keyword advertising, competition and IP.

External activities:

External teaching and training:

June 2018: training of judges, legal practitioners and EU accession experts on procedural aspects of EU registered trade marks and community registered designs in Serbia as organised by the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA)

2018: delivered 3 seminars on trade marks at the University of Edinburgh (Masters) 

2017-current: non-resident member of staff at Maastricht University: teaching UK copyright law on the IPKM programme

Media articles:

S. Jacques, 'Analysis: “Brompton bicycles: is copyright protection available for shapes?” ' (EU LAW LIVE, 15/06/2020) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'Analysis: “CJEU rules that an online marketplace storing and dispatching infringing products, without itself selling these items on the platform, does not infringe trademark”' (EU LAW LIVE, 7/04/2020) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'IntangAbility: using gamification in IP law education to foster student collaboration, motivation and engagement' (The IPKat, 29/02/2020) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'Gary Glitter will not make a profit from the use of his song in the film Joker – here’s why' (The Conversation UK, 16/10/2019) (contributor)

S. Jacques & K. Garstka, 'Automated anti-piracy systems: a call for further evidence-based policies' (Kluwer copyright blog, 04/04/2019) (contributor)

Sabine was interviewed by L'Echo in relation to Dr Sally broughton Micova and Sabine's CERRE funded research project on 'The playing field in audiovisual advertising: what does it look like and who's playing?' (L'Echo, 04/04/2019) (interviewee)

SJacques, 'Book review: Droit d’auteur 4.0 / Copyright 4.0' (IPKat, 20/04/2018) (Contributor)

S. Jacques, 'Upload filters for online platforms: a toll on cultural diversity?' (UEA ISP Blog, 22/03/2018) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'The EU is trying to protect your memes - but it's a battle against humourless algorithms' (The Conversation UK, 13/03/2019) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'Do automated tools foster or deter the promotion of cultural works in the digital economy?' (CREATe Research Blog Series, 16 February 2018) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'The Shape of Water: plagiarism accusations explained' (The Conversation UK, 29/01/2018) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'Portability of online content services: expectation vs reality' (UEA ISP Blog, 25/01/2018) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'Doing it for Yourself: An event for the creative community in Norwich' (CREATe, 18/10/2017) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'Improving the revision game' (UEA Learning Highlights, Summer 2017) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'Is it original? New French decision on Mankowitz’s famous portrait of Jimi Hendrix' (The Reporter, August 2017) (Contributor)

S. Jacques, 'First application of the parody exception in Canadian law - long live Deckmyn!' (The IPKat, 03/07/2017) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'Mankowitz’s famous portrait of Jimi Hendrix is original and deserves copyright protection, says Paris Court of Appeal' (The 1709 Blog, 18/06/2017)  (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'EU copyright law: Is the REDA report a leap forward for the parody exception?' (Eu Law Analysis, 17/02/2015) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'The Battle of Trumpton: parody, or protection of kippers?' (The IPKat, 14/06/2014) (contributor)

S. Jacques, 'Has UKIP lost all sense of humour? Another parody tale…' (EU Law Analysis, 9/06/2014) (contributor)

S. Jacques, '‘We can laugh at everything, but not with everyone!’ Parody and limits to freedom of expression: the CJEU decision in the Deckmyn case' (EU Law Analysis, 3/09/2014) (contributor)

E. Rosati, 'It's a wonderful (PhD) life ... Oh wait: is it?' (The IPKat, 18/08/2014) (interviewee)

S. Jacques, 'Is it a parody? The Advocate-General’s opinion in the Deckmyn case' (Eu Law Analysis, 22/05/2014) (contributor)


'Meme Culture: parodies, freedom of expression and article 17 DSMD' invited speaker at International Copyright Law by KNect 365 in London, 3rd December 2019

'Shades of Parody in light of Fundamental Rights' invited speaker at Owning Expression and Propertizing Speech - Freedom of Expression v Copyright before European Courts in Luxembourg, 7th November 2019

'Online Parodies and the Future of Upload Filters' invited speaker at the 7th International IP Congress in Maastricht, the Netherlands, 7th June 2019

'Protecting Diversity in Audiovisual Content' speaker at the Law and Society Association 2019, Washington DC, 31st May 2019

'Creative works' invited speaker for a panel around creativity as part of the UEA public lectures 'Creative Now', Norwich Castle, 14th May 2019

'Reputation as property: a copyright perspective' invited speaker at University of Dublin, Dublin, 18th January 2019

'Assessing "harm" beyond the individual in platform regulation' by Sally Broughton Micova (presenting) and Sabine Jacques at ECREA 2018 (3 November 2018, Lugano)

'Feeling Art: UK copyright law perspective' invited speaker at Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 26th June 2018

'Non-personal Data Mobility in the EU: Is a new right necessary to protect industrial data?' invited speaker at CCP Annual Conference, UEA Norwich, 7th June 2018

'The parody exception in copyright law' invited speaker at CIPIL, Cambridge University, 26th April 2018

'Is there a right to parody under copyright law?' invited speaker at SCRIPT Centre Seminar Series, Edinburgh Law School, 12th March 2018

'Copyright rules fit for the digital age' organised by OSCE Mission to Serbia, 16th-17th November 2017

'Doing It For Yourself - Helping Artists to Survive and Thrive' organised by CREATe at UEA, 29th August 2017.

'Fair Use by Design', invited to participate at a workshop held at the University of Haifa (Israel), 9th July 2017.

'Using gamification in and outside the classroom: focusing on creativity, strategy and student experience' speaker at the European Intellectual Property Teachers' Network (EIPTN), 29th-30th June 2017.

‘Reconstructing copyright’s economic rights in a time of rapid technological change’ invited speaker at the CREATe Copyright and Innovation Network Launch event, 26th May 2017.

‘Tell us about a research design in which you combined different methods. How can methods be combined effectively so that the result is greater than the sum of its parts’ invited speaker at the CREATe Early Career Development Camp, 5th May 2017.

The impact of Automated Anti-Piracy systems as copyright enforcement mechanism on digital cultural diversity: empirical study on Youtube’s Content ID digital fingerprinting technology’presented at Bileta 2017, 20th April 2017.

‘The effect of automated anti-piracy systems: the consequences for cultural diversity’ presented at SLSA 2017, 5th April 2017.

‘From publishers to self-publishing: The disruptive effects of digitalisation on the book industry’ presented at the CREATe Festival 2016 (RSA House), 24th June 2016.

‘Mash-ups and Mixes: what impact have the recent copyright reforms had on the legality of sampling?’ The Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), 20th November 2015.

‘A comparative manifesto on the legal regime applied to digital sampling’ (with Bjorn Schipper and Mark Stafford), Amsterdam Dance Event, 14-18th October 2015.

‘A Parody exception: Why trade mark owners should get the joke.’ The New IP Lawyer Network (University of Exeter), June 2015.

‘Have trade mark right holders lost their sense of humour?’ International Graduate Legal Research Conference (IGLRC, King’s College), 13th April 2015.

‘The introduction of a parody exception in UK copyright law drawing from the French experience.’ Society of Legal Scholars PhD Conference (SLS, University of Edinburgh), 2nd September 2013.



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