Valerie Laure Benabou is Professor of Private Law at the University of Aix-Marseille. There, she is in charge, as Director, of the Master’s degree Intellectual Property and IT PINTA. She is currently “qualified authority” within the CSPLA (Superior Council on Literary and Artistic Property), advisory council for copyright policy. Valérie-Laure Benabou is specialized in intellectual property law, with a particular attention to competition law and European law. She also works on privacy issues, Internet regulation, communication and press rules, torts and contract law. She has published a book on Copyright and European Law (Bruylant, Bruxelles 1997), and the Codification of the Intellectual Property (La Documentation française, Paris, 1999). She has written more than 90 articles in various reviews, mostly on international and European protection of Intellectual Property rights, competition, or Information technology rules and was in charge of a regular chronicle on copyright case-law in the review Propriétés Intellectuelles for 12 years. Valérie-Laure Benabou has intervened in many international conferences (Canada, USA, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Spain, Columbia, Mexico, England) and maintains regular scientific relations with research organizations and universities such as Max Planck Institute in Munich, IVIR in Amsterdam, CRIDS in Namur. She was visiting professor at the University of Montreal and at the MacGill University in 2009/2010 and remains associate researcher of the CRDP at the University of Montreal.