COMMUNIA Salon 1/2022: The Sui Generis Database Right in the Data Act
On Wednesday 2nd of March, 2022, at 15.00 COMMUNIA will host the first COMMUNIA Salon of 2022. This edition will focus on the treatment of the Sui Generis Database Right (SGDR) in the European Commission’s proposal for a Data Act that was published on the 23rd of February. You’re cordially invited!
The proposal for a Data Act contains a provision that the Sui Generis Database Right “does not apply to databases containing data obtained from or generated by the use of a connected device”. In this salon the future of the Sui Generis Database Right and how this right should evolve in the context of the proposed Data Act will be explored.
Speakers will be:
– Krzysztof Nichczynski (DG Connect, European Commission) who will present the European Commission’s rationale for the Data Act,
– Martin Husovec (Assistant Professor of Law at LSE) who will elaborate on the legal context and
– Felix Reda (former MEP & Project Lead control © at GFF) who will discuss an ongoing German lawsuit in which Open Data activists are facing government prosecution for allegedly infringing the Sui Generis Database Right.
COMMUNIA Salon is open for everyone to attend. To attend the Salon you can register here.
The Internet Archive will file an appeal against an unfair decision that ignores the value of the libraries’ work
The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization that maintains the Open Library, a digital library index, and is dedicated to preserving knowledge. As many of the works in the Internet Archive are under copyright, the Archive uses a system of controlled digital lending based on digital rights management to prevent unauthorized downloading or copying of copyrighted books. In March 2020, due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internet Archive established the National Emergency Library, eliminating the waiting lists used in the Open Library and expanding access to books for all readers. In June 2020, the Emergency National Library faced a lawsuit from four book publishers and was ultimately closed.
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.