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.
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.