Consultation on the UNESCO International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)
Today, on 25 October 2019, a consultation on setting up and the role of the International Research Center for AI within UNESCO was held in the grand hall of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, between 12:00 and 14:30.
At the consultation, the participants presented their opinions that will serve as the expert starting points for the IRCAI operation. The purpose of the consultation was to connect stakeholders in the field of AI in Slovenia as well. For that purpose, ministries and research institutions contributed their views on the opportunities and role of IRCAI in developing individual areas of work. In addition to bringing together AI researchers from around the world, IRCAI will also address ethical and legal challenges in this area. The consultation was attended by IPI or dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, who is mainly involved in the field of AI from the intellectual property and privacy point of view.
For detailed consultation programme, please see 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.