Anna Vuopala is a Senior Ministerial Adviser in the Art and Cultural Policy Department of the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland. Ms. Vuopala has a Master of Laws degree from the University of Helsinki and she has trained on the bench at the District court of Raasepori in 2000.
She has 20 +years of experience in developing and amending copyright law in Finland and developing the legislative Intellectual property framework and enforcement of IP in the European Union and World Intellectual property organization WIPO contexts, such as the Intergovernmental committee on Genetic Resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions.
She has been lecturing in IPR matters for years, especially in Copyright; Digital Economy; Digital Libraries and also cultural heritage related IP matters. With her vast experience, she is very deep into digital IP questions and specifically new solutions for licensing, blockchain, metadata and also human rights including freedom of opinion, artistic expression and access to knowledge and also on cultural heritage related IP matters. She has also published articles for the Nordic Council of Ministers, European
Union and Finnish Copyright Society as well as academic publications.