Dr Maja Bogataj Jančič appointed ERA 2 Action Manager
On 26 January 2023, Minister Dr Igor Papič appointed Dr Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. (Intellectual Property Institute) and Ana Fidler (Central Technical Library of the University of Ljubljana) to the European Research Area (ERA) team for Action 2, which includes tasks in the field of “Propose an EU copyright and data legislative framework for research”.
The objective of the group are to identify barriers and challenges to accessing and re-using the results of publicly funded research and innovation, publications and data for scientific purposes, and to identify potential impacts on research by analysing the relevant provisions of EU copyright and data legislation, related regulatory frameworks and relevant institutional and national initiatives, and to propose legislative and non-legislative measures to improve the existing EU copyright and data framework.
The two representatives agreed to use the meetings to actively raise important issues concerning researchers and educators and open science in the field of copyright regulation. A workshop on “An EU copyright & data legislative framework fit for research: barriers, challenges and potential measures to address them” will take place in Brussels on 23-24 February 2023. Dr Maja Bogataj Jančič will attend the workshop in person in Brussels and will also briefly present the recent changes to copyright legislation in Slovenia, namely the new exception for text and data mining and the general exception for scientific research, as issues that have not been addressed by the reform.
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.