COMMUNIA Salon 1/2022: The Sui Generis Database Right in the Data Act
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.
On September 16, 2023, Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič participated in the event @Re:Source MAH – the 10th International Conference on Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. The program was divided into various categories (“tracks”), specifically focusing on the documentation and preservation of media arts; climate change; pioneers of media arts; and the history of media arts in museums.
The U.S. Copyright Office has once again denied the registration of an artwork created by artificial intelligence. Artist Jason M. Allen was unsuccessful in his second attempt to register the artwork “Theatre D’opera Spatial” as a copyrighted work because it contains more than a de minimis amount of content generated by artificial intelligence (AI).
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.