A2K Coalition on access to knowledge
The Access to Knowledge Coalition, also known as the A2K Coalition, is a group of non-governmental organizations united in their commitment to a fair and balanced copyright system.
Together, they created the website https://www.a2k-coalition.org, where they draw attention to the obstacles that copyright restrictions pose in the field of education, research and preservation of cultural heritage around the world. On the website, it is possible to see comparative exceptions and limitations in the field of text and data mining around the world. A comparative arrangement of global exceptions and limitations for online education and the preservation of cultural heritage is coming soon.
In addition to the Institute for Intellectual Property, A2K Coalition is formed by organizations such as Creative Commons, Communia, Centrum Cyfrowe, Knowledgerights 21, Wikimedia Foundation and others.
The 4th Open Knowledge Day took place on Tuesday 17 October 2023, with an accompanying workshop on 18 October 2023. This year it was organised by the Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute (ODIPI) and supported by Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21).
We invite you to the fourth Open Knowledge Day and the workshop, which will take place this year within the framework of the programme and with the support of Knowledge Rights 21. The event will bring together experts from different European countries to discuss two topics: the first part will deal with the legal basis for data analytics, which is a key part of machine learning and related artificial intelligence, and the general exception for research. In the second part, open science in theory and practice will be presented both in Slovenia and in some Western Balkan countries. Representatives of research and educational institutions from Slovenia and the Western Balkan countries, as well as interested members of the public, are invited to attend.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, a renowned expert in copyright law, has joined the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she will serve as an affiliate researcher for the next two years.
On Friday, October 6, 2023, the online seminar “Practical Experiences in Resolving Copyrights of Modern Book Works” took place. The seminar addressed relevant questions concerning user access to literary works in digital form.