Piotr Wasilewski, PhD



Piotr specializes in media and advertising law, particularly with regard to electronic media, and new technologies law and intellectual property law, advising on a range of issues, as well as in litigation, with particular emphasis on the protection of personality rights on the Internet. At  our Law Firm, he is responsible for the Media Communication & Entertainment Practice.

Piotr is a founding member of the New Technologies Law Association (SPNT) and a member of the E-sport Team at the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT). He is a permanent adviser to the IAB Poland Internet Industry Employers’ Association. In 2005 and 2006, he acted as legal counsel to the Creative Common movement in Poland.

He speaks at conferences in Poland and elsewhere, and conducts specialist training courses on intellectual property law and a broad range of Internet law issues. He is also a postgraduate course lecturer  (Jagiellonian University, Polish Academy of Sciences). He is the author of numerous academic publications, including two monographies: Open Content. Zagadnienia prawne [Open Content. Legal aspects] and Wolność prasowej wypowiedzi satyrycznej. Studium cywilistyczne na tle porównawczym [Freedom of press satirical expression. Civil law study with comparisons].

Piotr Wasilewski, Ph.D. is a lecturer at the Institute of Competition Law and Media at the Intellectual Property Department of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University, and completed postgraduate studies on intellectual property law.

He advises Clients in Polish and English.

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03 Apr 2023

Media Law International 2023

We are pleased to inform you that in this year’s edition of the Media Law International ranking Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners Law Firm was, once again, amongst the recommended law firms and ranked TIER 1.

From the editors:
With distinct emphasis on advertising, media and promotional law, Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners brings together leading industry experts. Speaking about the firm, one client said it “earns a place among Poland’s most highly regarded individuals”. Lawyers frequently advise the Polish government on legal issues involving legislative reform. The practice advises multiple Polish and foreign entities operating in the industry.

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01 Apr 2022

Does a YouTuber or TikToker provide VoD services, i.e. whether they are required to register with the Chairman of the National Broadcasting Council

Recently the National Broadcasting Council[1] (KRRiT) has published press releases reiterating that entities that provide VoD services[2] are required to register to be placed on the relevant list. Entities performing that service as at 1 November 2021 were required, under an amendment to the Act on Radio and Television Broadcasting[3], to register by 1 February 2022. Failure to comply with this obligation can lead to an administrative fine of twenty times the average monthly wage in the business sector. The KRRiT’s press releases caused an animated discussion on when and which users of video-sharing platforms (VSPs), i.e. entities posting audiovisual content for example on YouTube, TikTok, Vimeo or Twitch – can classed as VoD providers under that act. This consequently raises the issue of whether they are subject to numerous other obligations placed on them under the act (including obligations due to transposition of Directive (EU) 2018/1808[4].

25 Jun 2021

Notice & take action procedure in the proposal for the Digital Services Act

The regulation on a single digital services market is certainly the most important legislative development affecting the Internet in the last 20 years. One of the main expectations with respect to this initiative was complete regulation of the procedure for reporting and taking down unlawful content in a manner ensuring that a balance is maintained between the rights of users (primarily freedom of speech) and protection by internet intermediaries of fundamental interests and values such as personality rights or intellectual property. While these expectations have been met to a certain extent, the first objections have been raised regarding the new notice procedure, pointing out some minor drawbacks.

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