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During 21. and 23. November the International Programs in Law of the Kyushu University’s Faculty of Law organized the conference Multidisciplinary perspectives on algorithms. Tjaša Zapušek, research assistant at IPI presented recent findings of her PhD research at University of Zürich.

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International conference “Advancing Education – People, Institution, Technology”, which took place on 7 November 2019, saw international and Slovenian experts present their views, reflections and examples of e-learning practices and related opportunities and challenges. The program of the conference can be found here.

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On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Dr. Maja, Bogataj Jančič visited the Mirana Jarca Library in Novo Mesto, where she led a full-day workshop titled “Copyright for Libraries”.

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Today, on 25 October 2019, a consultation on setting up and the role of the International Research Center for AI within UNESCO was held in the grand hall of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, between 12:00 and 14:30.


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Last week, the European Commission organized the first stakeholder dialogue in accordance with Article 17 of Directive 2019/790 on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market. Pursuant to Article 17, paragraph 10, the European Commission is obliged to organize dialogues to discuss best practices for cooperation between online content-sharing service providers and rightholders.

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Intellectual Property Institute in cooperation with the National University Library, the Institute Today is a new day and the Slovenian Wikipedists user group, with the support of Communia and Wikimedia, organise “ANOTHER DAY OF OPEN KNOWLEDGE 2019” on 24 October 2019 at the City Museum of Ljubljana. Welcome!

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The workshop will be organized as part of the “Another Open Knowledge Day 2019” event, which will take place on October 24th from 9:00 to 16:00 at the City Museum of Ljubljana. In addition to the Workshop “Copyright for Librarians”, the “Wikimedia Loves Monuments,” event will be held in the afternoon, where members of the Slovenian Wikipedia group will present the importance of Wikimedia for academic publishing practices and announce the winner of the Slovenian section of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 Photo Contest.

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In September, the Católica Research Centre for the Future of Law and the Catholic University of Portugal, Faculty of Law organized a conference on The Law of Artificial Intelligence. This international event aimed to contribute to a better understanding of the complex legal issues surrounding the Artificial Intelligence.


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In the past week, Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič led two workshops on copyright in education, at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Public Administration respectively. The workshops were designed to raise awareness among professors and faculty staff about the copyright usage in education and its limitations.

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In September, Udesin institute held a three-day summer school of Democracy and Human Rights that emphasized the importance of Freedom.

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Last week, the Institute of Criminology and the Faculty of Law Ljubljana held a three-day autumn school titled Legal Challenges of Digital (R)evolution from 25 September to 27 September, which focused on legal challenges that may arise in the era of digital progress.

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Today, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) hosts the Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) at its seat in Geneva, Switzerland. Conversation’s main purpose is to exchange views on potential impact of AI on the IP system. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič is attending the Conversation on behalf of Communia organisation that has the status of an observer.


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Yesterday, The British Library hosted a meeting of the Copyright Working Group at CENL (Conference of European National Libraries). CENL is a network of 48 national libraries from 45 European states. The National University Library (NUK), represented by dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič for many years now, is actively engaged in this working group.

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Between 9 and 12 September, the 9th Pan-Commonwealth forum (PCF9) is being held in Edinburgh, Scotland. On this meeting, different stakeholders in the field of education (policy makers, academics, representatives of the civil society) discuss the future of education in light of the issues of the fourth industrial revolution.

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Wikimania is the biggest world conference on free knowledge. It is organized by the Wikimedia Foundation. This year, the conference was held in Stockholm between 14 and 18 August under the title: “Stronger together: Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals”.

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Summer Economics Institute (SEI) is a summer school, organized for the 8th time by the American Chamber of Commerce in Slovenia (AmCham Slovenia) and the US Embassy in Slovenia. There, dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič held her traditional lecture, in which she presented to the participants the different phases of the development of a company and the issues relating to intellectual property law they encounter in real life.


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Tomorrow, on 14 June 2019, dr. Maje Bogataj Jančič will have an introductory lecture with the title Copyrights in education on the Consultation “Copyright and rights in the digital education and presentation of the pilot updates of the Digital university”, that will be held at the Faculty of Administration starting 9 AM.

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Today, dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič is speaking on the regional seminar “Do we need to regulate social media? Rationales for and viability of regulation of online platforms and social media” on the pannel “Solutions and approaches”.

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The Open Knowledge Day was closed in Aksioma, with the exhibition “Create a work that’s not yours”.

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On the Open Knowledge Day, organized by the Intellectual Property Institute and Today is a new day on 6 May 2019 in the atrium of ARC SAZU, numerous lecturers shared their knowledge on different aspects of open (in the broader sense knowledge, in the narrow sense culture, science, education, hardware and software, data, etc.).


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Yesterday, the Slovenian Chapter of Creative Commons was established by Slovenian members of Creative Commons Global Network. Some interested individuals were also present at the meeting.

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In connection with the event Open Knowledge Day, an exhibition of the students of Photography at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design will be organized on Monday, 6 May 2019, between 20:00 and 22:00 at Aksioma.

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On Monday, 6 May 2019, an introductory meeting, on which the Slovenian Creative Commons Chapter will be established will take place at 10:00 at the premises of Aksioma (Komenskega 18, 1000 Ljubljana). With the reorganization of Creative Commons (abbreviated CC or “ustvarjalna gmajna” in Slovenian), the CC Global Network was created. Individuals and institutions are free to join the network.

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Open knowledge is knowledge that one is free to use, reuse, and redistribute without legal, social or technological restrictions. Open Data and Open Content, Open Science and Open Education, Open Hardware and Software are all building blocks of Open Knowledge and consequently an open society.


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On 23 April, we celebrate the World Book and Copyright Day. On this day, the creative path of two of the greatest literary names Cervantes and Shakespeare came to an end.

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Yesterday, a presentation of the Analysis of the situation on the field of enforcement intellectual property rights was organized by the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in cooperation with the EU Intellectual Property Office at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, Saša Krajnc and Tilen Zonta from IPI also attended the event.

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Join us tomorrow, 8 March 2019 at 14 PM (CET), on the webinar “Women in the Open: Experiences, perspectives and approaches”, on which dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič will also be speaking.

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The Open Education Week is underway – an annual event, organised by the Open Education Consortium – an association of more than a hundred institutions and organizations around the globe, committed to the values of open education.


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Copyright and related rights in music

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On 15 November 2018 the annual conference of the Network of Internet & Society Centers (NoC) took place in Paris. The networks deals with interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, policy implications, and legal issues concerning the Internet.

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Are you developing a product or service and you have questions regarding intellectual property, marketing, finance, business management, production or prototyping? This is an ideal opportunity to solve your dilemmas.

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Important topics were discussed at the Open Education Policy Forum, that was held from 15 to 16 October in Warsaw. One of the topics was also EU copyright reform.


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Global Congress on IP and Public Interest 2018, Washington D.C.

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The round table entitled “Europe needs a good copyright reform” that was organized by the Institute for Comparative Law, the institute Danes je nov dan, the institute Citizen D and the initiative Opening Up Slovenia and the Intellectual Property Institute.

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Today, the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) organized a round table on the future of copyright in the EU, on which took part both the supporters and the opponents of the Directive.

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Today, the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) organized a round table on the future of copyright in the EU where the supporters as well as the opponents of the reform presented their views.


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This Sunday, the bad weather will show how bad is the copyright reform in the EU. If you oppose how only interests of the capital (music, audio-visual and publishing industry on one side and the interests of internet giants on the other) were listened to in this process and if you demand that also the interests of the individuals – citizens and the interests of the public institutions (educational, research, libraries, archives, etc.) are considered, then take your umbrellas and come to Prešernov trg.

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Every summer, the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam, hosts one of the best annual summer schools on copyright law. From 2 to 6 July, IPI’s Saša Krajnc had the pleasure of being among the 20 carefully selected participants of this 5-day intense legal seminar, covering all of the latest, upcoming and hot topics of EU and worldwide copyright law.

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From 13 to 15 April, when spring was already warming up Europe, IPI’s dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič and Saša Krajnc attended the pinnacle of annual Creative Commons events – the CC Global Summit in icy, yet still posh Toronto. For those not familiar with the organisation – Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to give the public permission to use creative work, but also acts as an organized network for advocacy and initiatives related to free sharing of copyrighted material, open resources and open internet.

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On 20 April 2018, an international round table on “Digital Single Market and Its Impact on Culture and Media in Croatia” was held in Zagreb. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič participated on the panel on fostering creativity.


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ETUCE (European Trade Union Committee for Education) in cooperation with EFEE (European Federation of Education Employers) and Communia organized an international conference entitled “A better copyright for quality higher education and research in Europe and beyond” that took place in Brussels on 11 April 2018.

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Between 20 and 21 March the European Copyright Action Days took place in Brussels. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič also attended the event.

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Yesterday, we talked about the EU copyright reform on the event “Do you speak CC?”. The future of creation and dissemination of knowledge is not bright! The reform proposal on the table will not bring clearer and easier rules for creators, researchers, and everyone else using copyrighted works in education. What is more, the proposal introduces the so-called linking tax in Article 11, whereas Article 13 proposes solutions that faced mass opposition with ACTA.

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Berkman Klein Harvard and ITS Rio de Janeiro organized a fantastic conference on Artificial Intelligence and Inclusion in Rio from 8 to 10 November.


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Between 18 and 20 October, UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia organized the 2nd World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress in Ljubljana. One of the supporters of the event was also IPI.

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Between 22 and 23 September 2017, Ljubljana’s Poligon hosted The School of Rock(ing) EU Copyright.

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Today dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič held an interactive lecture on copyright at #BSIG2017 (Balkan School of Internet Governance)!

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On Friday, 2 December 2016, the Faculty of Law of the University of Maribor hosted the IXth conference “Law and Economics: Copyrighted works at the university: – legal, economic and other aspects”.

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On 15 October, dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič held a lecture on the Days of Slovenian Lawyers 2010 in the section “Modern technologies in EU law: from the contracts to the gambling”. On the basis of the case Google France, Google Inc. v Louis Vuitton Malletier she presented the problem of misuse of trademarks on the Internet with the help of the advertising service Google AdWords and similar systems.