Legislators need to take into account the public interest in implementing Article 17
42 organizations that advocate for the protection of fundamental rights of users on the internet and a wide access to knowledge, amongst which Civil Liberties Union of Europe, Wikimedia Foundation, IFLA, EDRi, Communia and Creative Commons, addressed an open letter to the European Commission at the beginning of this week.
In the letter they emphasize the importance of respecting the rights from the Charter of fundamental rights of the EU in the process of transposing the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market into national legislations of member states. In connection to Article 17 (previous Article 13), freedom of expression and a transparent implementation promoting a constructive debate and taking into account the public interest that the undersigned organizations represent is of crucial importance.
The Directive was published in the Official Journal of the EU which means that the member states will have 2 years to implement it starting 7 June.
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.