Communia’s response to the Public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage
On Monday, 14 September 2020 the Public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage was closed. The purpose of the public consultation was that the European Commission receives feedback on its Recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation from the interested stakeholders. Among others, Communia submitted its response as well, outlining the need for adaptation to the ever changing digital world.
The Commission’s Recommendation dates back to 2011, which is why it is less competent to deal with the issues of rapidly developing technologies in respect to the cultural heritage preservation with each passing year. This point was raised, in its response, by Communia as well.
Communia’s response emphasizes the need for a broad definition of cultural heritage which would encompass its modern forms as well, the need for development of public infrastructure that would ensure access to and use of cultural heritage, and the need for not just preservation but access and usage of cultural heritage works as well. Additionally, Communia pointed towards the importance of an appropriate implementation of the new DSM Directive, and suggested that the Directive 2012/28 on certain permitted uses of orphan works be retracted, considering that even after 5 years after its entry into force, it has not had any meaningful impact on the European cultural heritage digitisation.
You can access the Communia’s response in full here.
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.