Briefly about Open Knowledge
“Open Knowledge is knowledge that is free for use, reuse, and redistribution and in this sense is free from legal, social, as well as technological restrictions.” dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič explained for RTV in “Na kratko”.
The broadcast briefly presents some important building blocks of Open Knowledge and the institutions that operate in this field in Slovenia. Their representatives talked about where the idea of Open Knowledge originates from, what is Open Data, and how do Wikipedia and Zavod 404 contribute to the dissemination of knowledge. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič explained how copyright can pose barriers to Open Knowledge and how these barriers are overcome with the help of Creative Commons licences. The broadcast also presented the portal Culture.si, put in place by the Ministry of Culture, in the project “Create a work that it’s not yours”, an exhibition of works by ALUO students, both available under open licences.
All these and some other stakeholders shared their knowledge on the Open Knowledge Day that took place in Ljubljana on 6 May 2019. On 24 October 2019, the Intellectual Property Institute will organise Another Day of Open Knowledge together with the National University Library. Event TBA soon.
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.
The 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/43) is being held in Geneva from March 13 to 17, 2023. The Intellectual Property Institute has a permanent observer status at WIPO since 2022 and is also a member of the Access to Knowledge Coalition (A2K coalition).