AI Conference: Current and Future Challenges
The Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers is committed to inspire important discussions on the safe exploitation of the full potential of artificial intelligence (AI). In line the intention to contribute to the improvement of AI policymaking at global, regional and national levels, the Government of Hungary, in collaboration with the Council of Europe, organised a conference on 26 October 2021, focusing on the theme of current and future challenges of coordinated policies on AI regulation.
The event provided for a dialogue around the current initiatives in the field of AI regulation, and demonstrated the relevance and usefulness of these initiatives for national public policies. Speakers were drawn from various sectors, ranging from international organisations through national policy experts to tech companies, civil society actors and representatives of the academia.
You can find out more about the event here.
The Internet Archive will file an appeal against an unfair decision that ignores the value of the libraries’ work
The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization that maintains the Open Library, a digital library index, and is dedicated to preserving knowledge. As many of the works in the Internet Archive are under copyright, the Archive uses a system of controlled digital lending based on digital rights management to prevent unauthorized downloading or copying of copyrighted books. In March 2020, due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internet Archive established the National Emergency Library, eliminating the waiting lists used in the Open Library and expanding access to books for all readers. In June 2020, the Emergency National Library faced a lawsuit from four book publishers and was ultimately closed.
The 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (hereinafter SCCR) made substantial progress on the issues advocated by the A2K Coalition (Access to Knowledge Coalition), which IPI is a member of. This year’s session was the most productive on the issues of exceptions and limitations. James Love (Knowledge Ecology International), a long-time observer at WIPO, described the outcome and the impact of the public interest community as the strongest since the conclusion of the Marrakech Treaty, which brought global copyright exceptions for the benefit of the blind and visually impaired.
Today, March 17, 2023, a symposium on law in the information society is taking place in the golden lecture hall of the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič will present copyright aspects of artificial intelligence at the symposium.
The third day of the 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is intended for discussion on the topic of exceptions and limitations to copyright, especially in connection with the right to research.