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.
On Monday, 14 September 2020 the Public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage was closed. The purpose of the public consultation was that the European Commission receives feedback on its Recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation from the interested stakeholders. Among others, Communia submitted its response as well, outlining the need for adaptation to the ever changing digital world.
Last week the deadline for responses to the European Commission’s Targeted consultation addressed to the participants to the stakeholder dialogue on Article 17 of the CDSM Directive came to a close. Yesterday 14 September 2020, civil society organisations sent to Commissioner Breton a joint letter summarising their responses to the Commission’s consultation document and emphasising the importance of user rights protection.
On Wednesday, 9 September 2020, the General Court published its long-awaited judgement in the “Teran” case (Case T-626/17), which started already back in 2017, and dismissed Slovenia’s action for annulment of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1353 of 19 May 2017 amending Regulation (EC) No 607/2009 as regards the wine grape varieties and their synonyms that may appear on wine labels, pursuant to which the designation ‘Teran’ may be used on the labels of Croatian wines, produced in Istra region.
After three successfully organised virtual “salons”, Communia will, in cooperation with #NoWorries project, organise the fourth one “Which digital policies work for cultural heritage in 2020s?” on Thursday, 17 September 2020. You are welcome to attend!