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.
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.