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.
The 4th Open Knowledge Day took place on Tuesday 17 October 2023, with an accompanying workshop on 18 October 2023. This year it was organised by the Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute (ODIPI) and supported by Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21).
We invite you to the fourth Open Knowledge Day and the workshop, which will take place this year within the framework of the programme and with the support of Knowledge Rights 21. The event will bring together experts from different European countries to discuss two topics: the first part will deal with the legal basis for data analytics, which is a key part of machine learning and related artificial intelligence, and the general exception for research. In the second part, open science in theory and practice will be presented both in Slovenia and in some Western Balkan countries. Representatives of research and educational institutions from Slovenia and the Western Balkan countries, as well as interested members of the public, are invited to attend.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, a renowned expert in copyright law, has joined the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she will serve as an affiliate researcher for the next two years.
On Friday, October 6, 2023, the online seminar “Practical Experiences in Resolving Copyrights of Modern Book Works” took place. The seminar addressed relevant questions concerning user access to literary works in digital form.