EU copyright reform: where are we now?
View this excellent and very informative discussion between MEP Julia Reda, artists Rita Zipora and Rufus Kain with the audience regarding problematic “ACTA like provisions” of Article 13 of the new Copyright Directive proposal.
“It should be deleted altogether” is a proposal of many most prominent experts. Here in Slovenia, the deletion of Article 13 is the position of the Ministry for Education as well as of the Ministry for Public Administration. But the Ministry for Commerce (namely the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office) supports the article. Unfortunately the Ministry of Commerce represents Slovenia at the Council working group meetings.
Domen Savić, Goran Klemenčič, Vuk Čosić, Lenart J. Kučić, József Györkös, Gorazd Božič in Maja Bogataj Jančič were the first signatories of the declaration “Acta ad acta”, with which they warned about the negative implications the legislation might bring. Now this legislation is on the table in an even more concrete form.
On 23rd of November, 2021, the European Commission has published two reports in the field of copyright, as required by Directives 2014/26/EU (CRM Directive) and 2019/790 (DSM Directive). They are supported by two studies: Study on emerging issues on collective licensing management in the digital environment, and Study on selected issues relating to the application of the CRM Directive.
A new book “Law and Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Ethics, Human Rights and Social Harm” was published (Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of law in Ljubljana, 2021), the editors of which are prof. dr. Aleš Završnik and dr. Katja Simončič. The author of one of the articles is also dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M., who wrote an article on the topic of whether artificial intelligence can be an author of a copyright work.
Jožef Štefan Institute is organising GO-DIP workshop series, first of them coming on November 19th, 2021 is revolving around software IP and data agreements. The GO-DIP project aims to increase the competencies of knowledge generators and intermediaries. At 15.10 dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. will be lecturing in the Workshop: Development of a checklist for model digital IP agreements. Welcome!
2nd GPAI Summit will occur from 11-12 November, 2021 in Paris, France. Leading international AI experts from civil society, academia, industry and governments, including ministerial-level delegates from GPAI’s Membership, will come together for GPAI’s annual event. This public-facing event will include reporting on the ten Working Groups’ study topics, including the reporting of Data Governance Working Group (DG WG). Public conferences will be broadcasted live on GPAI’s Youtube channel. Welcome!