Impact of AI on IP
Friday, 14 February 2020 marked the deadline for submission of comments and suggestions on WIPO draft issues paper on impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on intellectual property (IP). Through such open process, WIPO aims to identify the most pressing issues and formulate important questions in regards to ever more ubiquitous use of AI, and especially its impacts on IP.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, Intellectual Property Institute was one of the members of the Global Expert Network on Copyright User Rights who endorsed Joint Comment on WIPO’s call on the Impact of AI on IP Policy. Sean Flynn, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law organised the process which focused on issues of text and data mining. Other signatories include Michael Carroll, Matthew Sag, Lucie Guibault, Thomas Margoni, Brandon Butler, Allan Rocha de Souza, Peter Jaszi, João Pedro Quintais, Christophe Geiger, Caroline Ncube, Ben White, Arul George Scaria, Carolina Botero & Carys Craig.
The Comment is available here.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič also co-drafted comments for Communia and Wikimedia Deutschland with dr. Justus Dreyling, Project Manager International Regulation, Wikimedia Deutschland . The document is available here.
All other submissions of comments are available here.
The Internet Archive will file an appeal against an unfair decision that ignores the value of the libraries’ work
The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization that maintains the Open Library, a digital library index, and is dedicated to preserving knowledge. As many of the works in the Internet Archive are under copyright, the Archive uses a system of controlled digital lending based on digital rights management to prevent unauthorized downloading or copying of copyrighted books. In March 2020, due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internet Archive established the National Emergency Library, eliminating the waiting lists used in the Open Library and expanding access to books for all readers. In June 2020, the Emergency National Library faced a lawsuit from four book publishers and was ultimately closed.
The 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (hereinafter SCCR) made substantial progress on the issues advocated by the A2K Coalition (Access to Knowledge Coalition), which IPI is a member of. This year’s session was the most productive on the issues of exceptions and limitations. James Love (Knowledge Ecology International), a long-time observer at WIPO, described the outcome and the impact of the public interest community as the strongest since the conclusion of the Marrakech Treaty, which brought global copyright exceptions for the benefit of the blind and visually impaired.
Today, March 17, 2023, a symposium on law in the information society is taking place in the golden lecture hall of the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič will present copyright aspects of artificial intelligence at the symposium.
The third day of the 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is intended for discussion on the topic of exceptions and limitations to copyright, especially in connection with the right to research.