Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič elected as a member of the Supervisory Body of the BTT
““I would like to participate in BTT because I would like to want about the importance of ethical and legal aspects of the development of the blockchain technology and especially its implementation in the economy and society. I believe that these aspects need to be considered at all stages of development, in order to add other directors of regulatory decisions and directions for technological and social development to the criteria of economic efficiency. Blockchain technology is a tool for creating secure, decentralized, peer-to-peer applications. However, this technology is not only that, but in its greatest potential version, it can have far greater effects on the economy and society, which in magnitude and impact can be similar to the consequences that the internet has brought to the society. In its foundations, this technology is used to create autonomous computer programs, i.e. “smart contracts”, which primarily serve to create new financial instruments, increase the efficiency of payment mechanisms, organize the exchange of data and information across transactions and facilitate human-device interactions. Not only is blockchain technology the key to greater management efficiency, it can also affect the management itself. In the most positive version, it can promote the development of a more democratic society and more democratic systems of decision-making and, consequently, society management where individuals are able to exercise much greater influence than in current democratic systems.”
The French government has a new plan for Europe that could help the EU compete with the US tech giants: the digital commons.
The International Association of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), PAC Centre for digital preservation, hosted at the National Library of Poland is holding a series of 10 webinars on basic understanding of digitisation projects.
Communia, a non-governmental organisation that advocates for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and reuse of culture and knowledge, issued twenty new copyright policy recommendations for the next decade.
The DSM Directive entered into force in June 2019 and the deadline for implementation expired on 7 June 2021. On 23 June 2021, the Commission launched multiple infringement procedures and sent letters of formal notice to Slovenia and 22 other Member States that had failed to notify it of the full transposition of the Directive. Slovenia remains among the 14 Member States against which the Commission is continuing the infringement procedure. On 19 May 2022, the Commission sent reasoned opinions to Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, France, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden.