Communia launches twenty new policy recommendations on its tenth anniversary
Communia, a non-governmental organisation that advocates for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and reuse of culture and knowledge, issued twenty new copyright policy recommendations for the next decade.
On the occasion of Communia’s tenth anniversary in 2021, the organisation has made public domain recommendations for the new decade. The new package of recommendations builds on the Public Domain Manifesto and the previous 14 Communia recommendations for the public domain, both issued by the Communia in 2011. Respecting the public domain and the exceptions of copyright for the public good is crucial for sustainable copyright, especially in a modern, ever changing digital society. The recommendations were launched at an event in Brussels on 31 May 2022. As a member of the Communia Executive Board and the director of the Institute for Intellectual Property, one of the founders of Communia, dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič attended the Brussels launch.
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.
Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute ODIPI is organising a webinar on the topic of text and data mining copyright exception, titled “Copyright-legal basis for training generative AI”, as part of the national and regional coordination of the Knowledge Rights 21 programme, led by Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič.