Meeting of the Copyright Working Group at CENL London
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.
The Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market is one of the important issues being discussed at the meeting. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič has presented the issue of the exception for education regulated in Article 5. This exception will enable the free use of copyright works in digital form for the purpose of educational illustration. Apart from this, provisions on text and data mining (Articles 3 and 4) as well as exception for the protection of cultural heritage (Articles 6 and 8 to 12), applicable to cultural heritage institutions, are also of crucial importance for national libraries. The text and data mining exception will provide the legal basis for the mining of large amounts of tests, other content and data that can be useful for study and research. Because of the cultural heritage exception, on the other hand, the libraries will be able through processes of digitalization of copyright works, make those works available online and enable the general public to access the works from their archives.
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.