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.
On 23rd of November, 2021, the European Commission has published two reports in the field of copyright, as required by Directives 2014/26/EU (CRM Directive) and 2019/790 (DSM Directive). They are supported by two studies: Study on emerging issues on collective licensing management in the digital environment, and Study on selected issues relating to the application of the CRM Directive.
A new book “Law and Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Ethics, Human Rights and Social Harm” was published (Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of law in Ljubljana, 2021), the editors of which are prof. dr. Aleš Završnik and dr. Katja Simončič. The author of one of the articles is also dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M., who wrote an article on the topic of whether artificial intelligence can be an author of a copyright work.
Jožef Štefan Institute is organising GO-DIP workshop series, first of them coming on November 19th, 2021 is revolving around software IP and data agreements. The GO-DIP project aims to increase the competencies of knowledge generators and intermediaries. At 15.10 dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. will be lecturing in the Workshop: Development of a checklist for model digital IP agreements. Welcome!
2nd GPAI Summit will occur from 11-12 November, 2021 in Paris, France. Leading international AI experts from civil society, academia, industry and governments, including ministerial-level delegates from GPAI’s Membership, will come together for GPAI’s annual event. This public-facing event will include reporting on the ten Working Groups’ study topics, including the reporting of Data Governance Working Group (DG WG). Public conferences will be broadcasted live on GPAI’s Youtube channel. Welcome!