IPI founding member of Communia
This week a new association called Communia was established in Brussels. Its main goal is to promote the digital public domain.
The establishment of Commnuia, whose founding member is also the Intellectual Property Institute, is a reaction to efforts to strengthen the copyright legislation. Formally, Communia will start to operate on 16 June, when the founding members will present the 14 principles for protecting and promoting the public domain. Its main tasks will be consulting and researching. One of the main prepositions is to stop the endless extension of the term of copyrights (extension to 90 years), to sanction the attempt of misuse the works in the public domain and to promote the development of the copyright registration system.
The association will, amongst others, strive to facilitate the access to copyright works for educational and research purposes, the harmonization of exceptions and limitations to copyrights, the establishment of a pan-European system for resolving the problem of orphan works and the enforcement of the publicly financed cultural organizations with the purpose of enabling a wide access to information.
The establishment of Communia is the result of a project from 2007, that was financed by the EU. The project unites 50 partners from the research, library and consulting sector. The majority of the participants, who are also partners of the project Creative Commons, believe that the creation of such an organization was necessary and needs to remain even after the exhaustion of financial stimulation by the EU.
The 4th Open Knowledge Day took place on Tuesday 17 October 2023, with an accompanying workshop on 18 October 2023. This year it was organised by the Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute (ODIPI) and supported by Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21).
We invite you to the fourth Open Knowledge Day and the workshop, which will take place this year within the framework of the programme and with the support of Knowledge Rights 21. The event will bring together experts from different European countries to discuss two topics: the first part will deal with the legal basis for data analytics, which is a key part of machine learning and related artificial intelligence, and the general exception for research. In the second part, open science in theory and practice will be presented both in Slovenia and in some Western Balkan countries. Representatives of research and educational institutions from Slovenia and the Western Balkan countries, as well as interested members of the public, are invited to attend.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, a renowned expert in copyright law, has joined the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she will serve as an affiliate researcher for the next two years.
On Friday, October 6, 2023, the online seminar “Practical Experiences in Resolving Copyrights of Modern Book Works” took place. The seminar addressed relevant questions concerning user access to literary works in digital form.