“An EU copyright & data legislative framework fit for research: barriers, challenges and potential measures to address them”
A workshop on proposing a research-appropriate EU legislative and regulatory framework on copyright and data was organised in Brussels on February 23 and 24, 2023 in the scope of Action 2 of the European Research Area (ERA). Dr Maja Bogataj Jančič attended the workshop as the Slovenian representative for Action 2 in the ERA group. She presented the Slovenian data and text mining exemption, which is among the most advanced in Europe, and pointed out the many copyright obstacles in Slovenian legislation.
The workshop focused on the implementation of the priority actions under the new policy agenda for the European Research Area 2022-2024 and part of the June 2022 Council conclusions on the implementation of open science.
The priority action aims to:
– identify barriers and challenges to access to and re-use of publicly funded research and innovation results, publications and data for scientific purposes and identify potential impacts on research, by analysing relevant provisions under EU copyright and data legislation and related regulatory frameworks, as well as relevant institutional and national initiatives; and
– propose legislative and non-legislative measures to improve the current EU legislative and regulatory frameworks in the area of copyright and data.
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.