Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries adopted the Copyright Directive
Today, the Council of EU sealed the deal on the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. After the publication of the official text of the Directive and its entry into force, the Member States will have two years to transfer the directive into their national legislation.
Compared to February’s vote on the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER), on which the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Italy and Finland voted against, while Slovenia and Belgium abstained from voting, today also Sweden was against and Estonia erred on the side of the abstained. Nevertheless, a qualified majority of 16 Members States representing 65% of the population of the EU, was enough to adopt the Directive. Today, 19 Member States, representing 71,26% of the population, were in favour of the Directive in the Council composed of the Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries. It is now on the Member States to implement the bad Directive into national legislation. Will they do that more or less automatically, in accordance with the “copy/translate/paste” method, or will they find better solutions where possible?
On Friday 23 June 2023, a webinar entitled “Copyright and Legal Basis for Generative Artificial Intelligence Training” was held as the inaugural event of an informal research network in the region in the field of copyright. Researchers from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and North Macedonia participated in the event, which is part of the national Open Knowledge Day initiative and the national and regional coordination activities carried out by ODIPI under the auspices of Knowledge Rights 21.
Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute ODIPI is organising a webinar on the topic of text and data mining copyright exception, titled “Copyright-legal basis for training generative AI”, as part of the national and regional coordination of the Knowledge Rights 21 programme, led by Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič.