Anthony O'Dwyer

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Dr. Anthony O’Dwyer







2021               ‘The Artists’ Resale Right Directive 2001/84/EC: A Means of Targeted Intervention for Visual Artists’ The Journal of World Intellectual Property.


2018:               ‘The Artists’ Resale Right Directive 2001/84: Reflecting upon a distasteful encounter of art and commerce’ (2018) European Intellectual Property Review.


2017:              ‘The Nature of the Artists’ Resale Right – from antiquity to modernity’ (2017) Intellectual Property Quarterly.


2016:             ‘The Artists’ Resale Right: The Greatest Good?’ (2016)  Edinburgh Student Law Review.


2013:              ‘The Droit de suite, an analysis across two jurisdictions: Cross fertilisation towards inclusivity’. (2013) COLR 12th Edition - Gold Medal Winner.


2013:              ‘We need to change the way courts deal with copyright cases’ The Irish Times (December 16th 2013).


2012:              ‘Droit de Suite: The Artists’ Resale Right’, 2012 ed. of the Boolean Journal, University College Cork.




Educational Details


2012 – 2017:          Ph.D Copyright Law

University College Cork: Supervised by Dr. Fidelma White. Thesis Title: ‘The Artists’ Resale Right Directive 2001/84/EC: a socially orientated reconceptualisation – fomenting social inclusion and remunerative parity’. My research is concerned with the socio-economic condition of visual artists and how the Artists’ Resale Right Directive 2001/84/EC alleviates the experienced poverty of these cultural creators. The thesis proposes reforms of the current Directive that would include an income maintenance provision redolent of the historic French droit de suite and extant European models.


2011 – 2012:                         LLM (Research) ‘The Artists’ Resale Right’

University College Cork: Upgraded

This research formed the basis of my Ph.D. After six to nine months of research my supervisor – Dr. Crowley – advised that I pursue a Ph.D and forego submitting a master’s thesis by research. 


2007 – 2011:                         Bachelors of Civil Law

University College Cork: Honours 2:1


2011 – 2013:                         Certificates in Teaching and Learning(PG6003 & PG6009)University College Cork: Distinction


2012:                                      Certificate in Copyright Law

Griffith College (Dublin): Distinction


2009:                                     Certificate in E-law

New Hampshire University and University College Cork: Distinction


1998 – 2002:                         Bachelors of Business Studies & Marketing

Waterford Institute of Technology: 2:1

Dissertation: ‘The Use of Emotion in Advertising’: Distinction






2020:                                      Waterford Institute of Technology       

Awarded €1500 teaching buy-out to conduct research on the Artists’ Resale Right.


2017:                                     School of Business and Law: Travel Bursary

Awarded €500 to present paper at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference.


2016:                                      University College Cork: Travel Award

Awarded €400 to present a paper at the Edinburgh International Post Graduate Law Conference.


2012 – 2014:                         University College Cork:  Scholarship Award

Award of €15,000 upon starting Ph.D.


2013:                                      Aidan Synnott Research Bursary

Awarded €1,200 to conduct research at the W.I.P.O Library, Geneva, Switzerland. 


2012:                                      Faculty of Law: Travel Bursary

Awarded €200 to present paper at Kings College London, 6th Annual IGLRC.


2011 – 2012:                         Ronan Daly Jermyn Scholarship

Award of €7,500 provided by the solicitors firm, Ronan Daly Jermyn to study the effects of the Artists’ Resale Right Directive 2001/84/EC on visual artists.




Submissions and Papers


2017:              ‘The Nature of the Artists’ Resale Right – from antiquity to modernity’. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Socio-Legal Studies Association.


2016:              ‘Reconceptualising the Artists' Resale Right Directive through the Lens of Citizenship’. Paper presented to the 5th Göttingen International Research Forum on Law and ICT/IP.


2015:              Submission on Copyright & Orphan Works to the Department of Justice.


2015:               ‘The Artists’ Resale Right: from antiquity to modernity’ Conference paper presented to the Irish Society of Comparative Law, June 5th & 6th 2015.


2014:              Child Law Clinic (University College Cork.) submission to the Department of Justice ‘Response to the General Scheme of the Children and Family Relationships Bill 2014.



2013               ‘The Droit de Suite – A Human Right?’ Paper presented to the Queen Mary University of London, Postgraduate Legal Research Conference. 


2013               ‘‘The Droit de Suite and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights’. Paper presented to the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, University College Cork.


2012:              ‘A Comparative Analysis of the Droit de Suite in the EU and the US’. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Graduate Legal Research Conference Kings College London.





Activities and Positions of Responsibility


2012 – 2017:             Copy Editor with the Irish Journal of Legal Studies.

2014 – 2017:             University College Cork IP/IT Law Clinic member. The Clinic gives free legal advice on issues concerning company formation, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law.

2011 – 2017:             Legal adviser to the music-publishing house – InMusik.

2014 – 2015:             Post Graduate Representative. In this capacity I was a School of Law board member and post-graduate student Exam Board representative.

2014 – 2015:             University College Cork, Child Law Clinic contributor and advisor to Irish Department of Justice.

2009 – 2013:             University Peer Support Mentor. In this capacity I provided advice and support to mature students returning to education.

2013:                          Researcher for Dr. White and Dr. Donnelly in the area of ADR & consumer law.

2011 – 2012:             Free Legal Advice Centre Volunteer.




Employment & Teaching Experience


2019   - 2021     Lecturer

                               Waterford Institute of Technology

Preparation and delivery of lectures and tutorials in Criminal Law, Tort Law, Evidence, Victimology, Policing, and Equity & Trust Law. Responsibilities include exam setting, marking and course development.



2018                           Part-time Lecturer

                                    University College Dublin

Preparation and delivery of lectures and tutorials in Company Law. Responsibilities included exam/assignment setting and marking.


20172018          Lecturer

                                    Cork Institute of Technology

Preparation and delivery of lectures in the fundamentals of law to students of Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Bar Management, and Sports and Recreation Management. Responsibilities included exam setting, marking and course development.



2011 – 2017              Assistant Lecturer/Researcher   

                                    University College Cork

Preparation and delivery of lectures, tutorials and seminars in Business Law, IP Law, Commercial Law; marking of student assignments and provision of feedback.


2011 – 2018              Guest Lecturer

Providing lectures in Law at Syracuse University (on-line), and Intellectual Property Law at the University of Limerick and the Cork School of Music and Drama (CIT).






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