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.
On September 16, 2023, Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič participated in the event @Re:Source MAH – the 10th International Conference on Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. The program was divided into various categories (“tracks”), specifically focusing on the documentation and preservation of media arts; climate change; pioneers of media arts; and the history of media arts in museums.
The U.S. Copyright Office has once again denied the registration of an artwork created by artificial intelligence. Artist Jason M. Allen was unsuccessful in his second attempt to register the artwork “Theatre D’opera Spatial” as a copyrighted work because it contains more than a de minimis amount of content generated by artificial intelligence (AI).
On Friday 23 June 2023, a webinar entitled “Copyright and Legal Basis for Generative Artificial Intelligence Training” was held as the inaugural event of an informal research network in the region in the field of copyright. Researchers from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and North Macedonia participated in the event, which is part of the national Open Knowledge Day initiative and the national and regional coordination activities carried out by ODIPI under the auspices of Knowledge Rights 21.