Internet is for the people!
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.
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.
The 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/43) is being held in Geneva from March 13 to 17, 2023. The Intellectual Property Institute has a permanent observer status at WIPO since 2022 and is also a member of the Access to Knowledge Coalition (A2K coalition).