European Copyright Action Days
Between 20 and 21 March the European Copyright Action Days took place in Brussels. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič also attended the event.
The end of March was the perfect time for IPI to spring into action at the European Copyright Action Days, organised in Brussels between 20 and 21 March by the Communia Association, together with other organizations like Copyright 4 Creativity and Create.Refresh. The aim of the event: making it clear to EU lawmakers that the copyright reform effort that is currently being discussed in the EU institutions is not good enough and bringing stakeholders together to discuss the shortcomings of the current reform proposal as well as new ideas on how to make up for them.
As part of the Action Days a roundtable on the future of education was organised and hosted by Dutch MEP Marietje Schaake, with over 40 policymakers and stakeholders attending. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič spoke at this full room event at the European Parliament about the position of the Slovenian Ministry of Education on copyright reform and the problems of having valid arguments against the flaws of the new legislation heard at intergovernmental negotiations within the Slovenian government.
The afternoon event called COMMUNIA salon in the Museum of Natural Sciences brought together more than 70 activists, academics and policy makers to discuss challenges on the intersection of creativity, value creation and copyright in the online environment. The discussions, lead by speakers like Creative Commons’s Paul Keller and Mozilla’s Raegan MacDonald, attempted to draw up a perspective that looks beyond the current legislative proposal and into the future of copyright.
The Action Days came to a close after a round table with MEP Julia Reda and her team of EU Pirates, who offered much appreciated insight into the current state of play within the EU Council and the shadow sessions, where policy makers discuss very public matters very far from the public eye, as well as provided generous tips on who to reach out to within the European Parliament and how to highlight our common goal for a fairer and more balanced EU copyright system.
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!