INVITATION to DSM Directive webinars
Between 16 June and 24 June 2020, Communia has decided to organise a series of four webinars on the provisions of the new Directive EU 2019/790 on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market.
As the DSM Directive implementation date is fast approaching and EU Member States are stepping up their processes for implementation (track the implementation status in EU Member States here). Slovenia has invited the stakeholders to submit their written observations and suggestions until 30 April 2020.
The following webinars will be held, all of which will take place between 10:00 and 11:00:
– Press Publishers’ Right (Art. 15) – 16 June;
– Text and Data Mining and Education Exceptions (Arts. 3-5) – 17 June;
– Use of Content by Online Platforms (Art. 17) – 23 June;
– Cultural Heritage Provisions (Arts. 6, 8-11, 14) – 24 June.
Each webinar has a limit of 30 participants. In order to attend the webinar, a registration at least 24 hours beforehand is necessary, please register here.
For more information on the webinars, see 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.