A Call for International Action for Right to Research
Last year, the Global Network on Copyright Users Rights (their member is also dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, IPI) emphasised the importance of TDM exceptions in their Joint Comment to WIPO on Copyright and Artificial Intelligence, prepared as a part of the WIPO’s public call for comments on their Draft Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence. More in our post “Impact of AI on IP”.
The Global Network on Copyright Users Rights’ open call to action aims to shed light on the importance of using TDM and the so-called machine learning in research, and on the need for broad copyright exceptions and limitations for TDM and the open access. It is definitely not negligible that the new Coronavirus pandemic spread was foreseen with the use of TDM in the BlueDot project.
Therefore, the Global Network on Copyright Users Rights called upon WIPO to work on international instruments for facilitating the cross-border use of TDM as well as sharing of TDM results. This would pose a significant improvement against the current inadequate copyright regulation of TDM.
The issue at hand is of great importance in regards to the new EU Copyright Directive 2019/790 as well, since number of EU Member States find themselves in this very moment in the middle of crossroads, where they can implement a good and broad TDM exception, or they can go down the path of narrow and limiting TDM exception, which would seriously hinder further use of TDM, new technologies and AI. Read more on this topic in our post “Extraordinary conditions show the necessity for fast and good implementation of the new Directive”.
On 23rd of November, 2021, the European Commission has published two reports in the field of copyright, as required by Directives 2014/26/EU (CRM Directive) and 2019/790 (DSM Directive). They are supported by two studies: Study on emerging issues on collective licensing management in the digital environment, and Study on selected issues relating to the application of the CRM Directive.
A new book “Law and Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Ethics, Human Rights and Social Harm” was published (Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of law in Ljubljana, 2021), the editors of which are prof. dr. Aleš Završnik and dr. Katja Simončič. The author of one of the articles is also dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M., who wrote an article on the topic of whether artificial intelligence can be an author of a copyright work.
Jožef Štefan Institute is organising GO-DIP workshop series, first of them coming on November 19th, 2021 is revolving around software IP and data agreements. The GO-DIP project aims to increase the competencies of knowledge generators and intermediaries. At 15.10 dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. will be lecturing in the Workshop: Development of a checklist for model digital IP agreements. Welcome!
2nd GPAI Summit will occur from 11-12 November, 2021 in Paris, France. Leading international AI experts from civil society, academia, industry and governments, including ministerial-level delegates from GPAI’s Membership, will come together for GPAI’s annual event. This public-facing event will include reporting on the ten Working Groups’ study topics, including the reporting of Data Governance Working Group (DG WG). Public conferences will be broadcasted live on GPAI’s Youtube channel. Welcome!