COMMUNIA Salon on the German proposal to implement Article 17 revisited
On 17 March 2021, the sixth Communia Salon on the new Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market will take place, this time focusing on the German implementation proposal for Article 17. You are welcome to attend!
At the Salon, the German proposal for the implementation of the DSM Directive will be discussed for the second time, after the original proposal was the subject of the third Communia Salon in July last year. Dr. Martin Bittner and dr. Thomas Ewert (both German Ministry for Justice and Consumer Protection) will present the new implementation proposal, followed by individual presentations from Julia Reda (former MEP and Project lead control ©), Marco Pancini (Youtube) and Xavier Blanc (AEPO-ARTIS), and an informal Q&A session led by Paul Keller (COMMUNIA / Open Future). The Salon will be moderated by Teresa Nobre.
The event will take place on 17 March 2021 from 15:30 and 17:00 on Zoom, prior registration is required here. Welcome!
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.