On 15th of July Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe has issued an Opinion on Case C-401/19, the Polish request to annul Article 17 of the DSM directive. Since the opinion provides an important clarification on user rights safeguards, COMMUNIA is organising a special lunch edition of COMMUNIA salon, on Wednesday, the 21st of July at 1300, on which these clarifications will be analysed.
On 20 July 2021, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia will host a virtual conference focusing on the effective protection of fundamental rights in the regulation of artificial intelligence in Europe and beyond. The event will be moderated by Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M., founder and head of the Institute for Intellectual Property, who is also the Co-Chair of the Data Governance Group at the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI).
Can artificial intelligence be the author of an copyright work? On this topic, dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. will lecture at the conference Artificial Intelligence, Human Rights and Social Damage at the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. The conference will take place on 15 June 2021, 9:30-15:30 via the online platform zoom. Welcome!
On the 7th of June 2021 Directive on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC (DSM Directive) will enter into force. To mark this event COMMUNIA is organizing a special COMMUNIA Salon taking stock of the implementation process across the EU and taking a closer look at the latest developments around Article 17 of the DSM Directive. Welcome!
On Friday 30 April 2021, the Institute for information law (IViR) will hold an online lecture about copyright and the future of the creative sector in Europe.
On April 6, 2021, at 14.00, dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. will deliver a lecture on data analytics (TDM) and copyright at the Faculty of Computer Science, University of Ljubljana.
On Thursday, 1 April 2021, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) will hold an online event dedicated to Article 17 of the new EU Directive 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the digital single market, titled: “Platform liability under Article 17 of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive, Automated Filtering and Fundamental Rights: An Impossible Match”. Welcome!
On 12 and 15 March 2021, IPI successfully organised two webinars about data analytics (TDM). The two webinars were led by dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, and saw more than 50 attendees.
In order to properly employ Big Data and Data Analytics, it is crucial from the perspective of legal certainty that this field is copyright regulated. This will be discussed at the IPI Webinars on Data Analytics. Welcome!
On 17 March 2021, the sixth Communia Salon on the new Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market will take place, this time focusing on the German implementation proposal for Article 17. You are welcome to attend!
On 18 March 2021, dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. will deliver a lecture on legal and ethical aspects of authorship of professional and scientific papers at the University of Maribor. The lecture is intended for the University of Maribor’s employees.
On Wednesday, 20 January 2021, Intellectual Property Institute and Today is the new day institute have, in cooperation with the Aksioma institute and Creative Commons, organised the Open Knowledge Day 2021 event, where we discussed the new EU Directive on copyright and related rights in the digital single market, exceptions and limitations for education, research libraries, and data analytics, and separately about the controversial Art 17, which imposes new obligation for online platforms.
After Communia successfully organised four online Salons discussing the new EU Directive on copyright and related rights in digital single market in 2020, it continues with the good practice in 2021 as well, and will organise the fifth Communia Salon on the role of ex-ante user rights safeguards in implementing Article 17 on 26 January. Welcome!
Center for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM), established under the auspices of University of Bournemouth, will hold several online events in the following weeks, including events relating to the implementation of the new Directive 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market (DSM Directive).
On 5 and 6 October 2020, Europeana in cooperation with Deutsche Nationalbibliothek and under the auspices of the German Presidency of the Council of Europe organised a digital conference titled “The role of copyright in the digital transformation of the cultural heritage sector”. The conference, while organised as an invite-only event, also included a publicly open session “Past, present and future of copyright & digital transformation. Opportunities in the copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive”. Timotej Kotnik Jesih attended the session on behalf of IPI.
After three successfully organised virtual “salons”, Communia will, in cooperation with #NoWorries project, organise the fourth one “Which digital policies work for cultural heritage in 2020s?” on Thursday, 17 September 2020. You are welcome to attend!
Between 7 and 9 July the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) organised the second session of the Conversation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence. The first session was held last September. On its basis, WIPO published the Draft Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence on which the interested public then submitted comments. In May, WIPO issued the Revised Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence that has been the basis of the second meeting.
Creative Commons (CC) annually holds the CC Global Summit events, bringing together experts from different fields with the purpose of spurring on debates and organising workshops related to Open Access. This year’s CC Global Summit 2020 will, due to COVID-19 related circumstances, take place online. With this in mind, CC are calling for proposals for better event organisation, including proposals addressing issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the global movement against racial injustice. You are welcome to submit your proposals!
You are welcome to attend the third Communia Salon of 2020 “The German proposal to implement Article 17 – A broken promise or a way forward?” on Thursday 2 July from 15:30 to 17:00.
You are welcome to attend the second Communia Salon of 2020 “Protecting freedom of expression via the pastiche exception” on Thursday 18 June from 15:30 to 17:00.
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.
You are welcome to attend the “Copyright in the DSM Directive – one year after” event, organised by Communia, on Monday 18 May 2020 from 15:30 to 17:00.
The World IP Day has been celebrated on 26 April since the year 2000. On this day, IPI traditionally announces the most remarkable events in the past year, positively or negatively impacting the IP field. Due to extreme circumstances brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic, the field of IP saw numerous events, initiatives and calls for adaptation being brought forward.
Last week, on 11 March 2020, the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law at University College London (UCL) and the European Association of Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES) organised the tenth traditional seminar Question the Trade Mark Judges where some of the most eminent trade mark judges discussed current issues in this field. There was a lot of talk about Brexit and some more procedural questions the judges are faced with in their everyday work. Intellectual Property Institute’s associate Tilen Zonta, currently studying Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London, attended the event.
Later this month, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) will organise consultations on implementation of the Directive (EU) 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and the Directive (EU) 2019/789 on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes into Slovenian legislation.
Yesterday, University College of London (UCL) hosted a seminar on the doctrine of functionality. Experts from different sectors and jurisdictions discussed one of the most debated absolute grounds for refusal of registration of a trade mark, namely that the sign consists exclusively of (i) the shape, or another characteristic, which results from the nature of the goods themselves; (ii) the shape, or another characteristic, of goods which is necessary to obtain a technical result; or (iii) the shape, or another characteristic, which gives substantial value to the goods (Art. 7(1)(e) of the EUTMR and Art. 4(1)(e) of the Trade Marks Directive). Tilen Zonta, Intellectual Property Institute’s associate who is currently studying intellectual property law at Queen Mary University of London, was present at the seminar.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
In September, Udesin institute held a three-day summer school of Democracy and Human Rights that emphasized the importance of Freedom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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”.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Copyright and related rights in music
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.
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.
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.
Global Congress on IP and Public Interest 2018, Washington D.C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Between 20 and 21 March the European Copyright Action Days took place in Brussels. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič also attended the event.
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.
Berkman Klein Harvard and ITS Rio de Janeiro organized a fantastic conference on Artificial Intelligence and Inclusion in Rio from 8 to 10 November.
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.
Between 22 and 23 September 2017, Ljubljana’s Poligon hosted The School of Rock(ing) EU Copyright.
Today dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič held an interactive lecture on copyright at #BSIG2017 (Balkan School of Internet Governance)!
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”.
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.