Conference on the transposition of European directives in the copyright legislation

On January 5, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology (MGRT), together with the Intellectual Property Office (URSIL), organized an online consultation. Representatives of URSIL and MGRT first presented to the interested professional public the planned substantive changes to the main solutions of the amended Proposal on Amendments to the Copyright and Related Rights Act (ZASP-I) and the amended Proposal on Amendments to the Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights Act (ZKUASP-A). Many participants argued that the competent drafter did not provide the interested parties with the amended draft proposals before the discussion, but instead provided all the registered participants only with a meager slide presentation, which was misleading in some places.


At the conference, many participants also presented their views and opinions. The conference was filmed (filming was suggested by some participants, none of those present opposed the filming), so it will be very informative for all those who did not attend the conference. In our opinion, it would be necessary to publish the clip as soon as possible. The consultation on the transposition of European copyright directives (DSM Directive, SatCab II Directive) was attended by more than a hundred participants, who exchanged views on several planned amendments to both proposals. The conference was also attended by dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M., who represented the views of various research organizations, cultural heritage institutions and educational institutions, including Creative Commons, the Association of Library Associations of Slovenia, the University Library of Maribor, the Central Technical Library of the University of Ljubljana , Hekovnik Institute, Elementary School Pohorskega Bataljona Oplotnica.

The proposals for both laws are expected to be published on the e-Democracy portal by the end of January.