COMMUNIA SALON: It’s the 7th of June 2021, so why is the internet still here?
On the 7th of June 2021 Directive on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC (DSM Directive) will enter into force. To mark this event COMMUNIA is organizing a special COMMUNIA Salon taking stock of the implementation process across the EU and taking a closer look at the latest developments around Article 17 of the DSM Directive. Welcome!
The event will be kicked off with the evaluation of the implementation progress of the DSM Directive (or the lack thereof) in the 27 member states, and, thereupon, a spotlight at the latest developments related to the implementation of Article 17 of the DSM directive will be shed. The Salon will host Julia Reda (Project lead Control © at GFF and former MEP), João Quintais (Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam) and Paul Keller (Open Future / COMMUNIA), who will take a close look at the newly adopted German implementation law and examine the final version of the Commission’s implementation guidance for which it is expected to be published just in time for COMMUNIA Salon. The Salon will be moderated by Teresa Nobre (COMMUNIA).
The Salon will take place on the 7th of June from 15:30 to 17:00 CEST on Zoom, prior registration is required. 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.