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IPI and Communia prepared an overview of the articles of the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market in Slovene.
Communia analized nine different issues regulated by the Directive and not only the most problematic Articles 11 and 13. Good and bad solutions of the Directive are presented. Despite some good solutions, the overall assessment of the directive is negative and it will not make the internet work for people.
The analysis was made on the basis of the text of the Directive before it was conformed in the trilogue that was concluded in the evening of 13 February 2019. The final text is still not available in full. As soon as the text will be officially available, the changes will be visible on the assessments on the webpage of Communia.
As we have reported on 14 February 2019 the trilogue did not bring any fundamental improvements. After the conclusion of the trilogue, there was a very vigorous public response. One of the first to respond was the MEP Julia Reda. In Köln, more than a thousand people are striking against the Directive, especially its Article 13. Also, there is an internet petition against the introduction of filters that has collected more than 4.7 million signatures so far.
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!