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Dr Gaetano Dimita

Queen Mary University of London


Gaetano Dimita is a senior lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law working on Games and Interactive Entertainment Law, Regulations, Transactions and esports law.

He is the Director of the Institute for Interactive Entertainment Law and Policy, the founder and editor-in-chief of the Interactive Entertainment Law Review, Edward Elgar, and the organiser of the ‘More Than Just a Game’ conference series.

Gaetano is also the Deputy Director of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Institute (QMIPRI), The Director of eLearning, CCLS, the Deputy Director of Education, CCLS, and the Director of the LLM in Intellectual Property Law.

Outside of Queen Mary, he serves as Executive Committee member of the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association, the UK national group of the Association Litteraire et Artistique Internationale; as Board Member of the National Video Game Museum; as member of the British Copyright Council - Copyright and Technology Working Group; as member of the UK IPO Copyright Advisory Council, member of the UK Department for International Trade’s Intellectual Property Expert Trade Advisory Group (IP ETGA). He is also a member of Italian Bar Association (Rome), the Video Game Bar Association, the Fair Play Alliance, and the Higher Education Video Game Association. He is particularly interested in supervising interdisciplinary research on games and interactive entertainment law and regulation.

Research themes:

  • Game AI

  • Games with a Purpose

  • Computational Creativity

  • E-Sports

  • Player Experience



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