Directive on certain permitted uses of orphan works adopted
On 25 October 2012, the Council adopted the Directive 2012/28/EU of the European Parliament and the Council on certain permitted uses of orphan works.
Orphan works are copyright works that are still protected under copyright, however, their authors cannot be identified. The directive requires the Member States to permit libraries, educational institutions, museums, archives, film and phonogram achieves as well as public-service broadcasting organizations to make those works available to the public and reproduce them with the purpose of digitalization, making available, indexing, cataloguing, preservation or restoration. Before a work or phonogram can be considered an orphan work, a diligent search for the right holders in the work or phonogram. The directive also sets the principle of mutual recognition of the status of the orphan work between Member States. The directive needs to be transposed into national legislation by 29 October 2014.
Center for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM), established under the auspices of University of Bournemouth, will hold several online events in the following weeks, including events relating to the implementation of the new Directive 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive).
The Global Partnership for AI Data Governance Working Group, co-chaired by dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, has in August presented its first two projects. One of these two projects is the draft of the Data Governance Framework, currently still in its “beta” version. In order to improve the Framework, the Working Group calls for comments and suggestions.
After MEPs first discussed the draft report of rules for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in may, they have already adopted a first set of EU rules for AI regulation at yesterday’s plenary session.
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.