First Stakeholder Dialogue on Article 17 of the new DSM Directive
Last week, the European Commission organized the first stakeholder dialogue in accordance with Article 17 of Directive 2019/790 on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market. Pursuant to Article 17, paragraph 10, the European Commission is obliged to organize dialogues to discuss best practices for cooperation between online content-sharing service providers and rightholders.
The dialogue took place in Brussels on Tuesday, 15 October 2019. European Commission invited a number of stakeholder organizations, in particular representatives of rightholders, Online Content Service Sharing Providers (OCSSPs), consumers, users and fundamental rights associations. The full list of invited organizations is available here.
The whole-day dialogue was streamed live online via the European Commission’s website, where the recording of the entire dialogue is available as well. In particular, the participants discussed measures to minimize the harm caused by upload filters.
More information on the dialogue is available here.
After UNESCO General Conference confirmed in 2019 the establishmentof the International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI), the Government of Republic of Slovenia finally this week adopted an official notification for its establishment. This means that IRCAI is now officially established.
On 5 and 6 October 2020, Europeana in cooperation with Deutsche Nationalbibliothek and under the auspices of the German Presidency of the Council of Europe organised a digital conference titled “The role of copyright in the digital transformation of the cultural heritage sector”. The conference, while organised as an invite-only event, also included a publicly open session “Past, present and future of copyright & digital transformation. Opportunities in the copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive”. Timotej Kotnik Jesih attended the session on behalf of IPI.
As a response to the European Commission’s Targeted consultation document addressed to the participants of the stakeholder dialogue on implementation of Article 17 of the Directive 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market, the French Government published their observations last week. Therein, based on flawed understanding of the DSM Directive Article 17, of the Commission’s consultation document, and of the general copyright law principles, they oppose the guidance for implementation, proposed by the Commission.