Argyri Panezi

Argyri Panezi

Argyri Panezi was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab. Argyri’s work explored the effects that disruptive technologies have on citizens, on institutions, and the law. In the Digital Civil Society Lab, she was examining digital civil society interactions with libraries and other cultural heritage institutions, and the relevant legal frameworks incentivizing distributed methods for building a content infrastructure accessible online. She specialized in Internet law and policy, intellectual property law, with an emphasis on digital copyright, as well as data protection, intellectual goods management, and law and economics. Ultimately her work aspired to illuminate the effects that algorithmic speed and AI might have on domains such as labor and consider policy responses to scenarios of technology dystopia.

Argyri has a long-standing interest in law and technology. She received her LL.B. from the University of Athens, her LL.M. from Harvard Law School and her Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence. Prior to her doctoral studies she practiced competition law in a private law firm in Brussels. In 2014 she was a visiting scholar at Berkeley School of Law where she explored sustainable models for creating academic digital libraries. In 2016-17 she was a Global Fellow at the New York University School of Law, affiliated with the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. During the course of her doctoral and post-doctoral studies, she has advised libraries on contracts and e-licenses and has also taught courses in IP law and digital humanities.

Her current work is on digitization and AI. Argyri has previously written on digitization, on copyright issues related to digital libraries, and on the European legal framework applicable to cultural heritage institutions. Her thesis examined the legal challenges for the creation of digital libraries and explored normative directions for copyright rules and exceptions currently applicable to libraries. She enjoys topics related to art, sciences and the law, the transformation of institutions traditionally holding infrastructural roles within society and their adaptations to remain relevant to the generations of digital natives.

Argyri Panezi and Jessica Feldman: What makes an open source project “critical digital infrastructure?” on the Digital Infrastructure Fund podcast