Negative position of the Ministry on the Directive
Ministry of Education, Science and Sport you DOES NOT support the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market because of the public interest in education and research is not considered enough! You can read the full position of the Ministry (in Slovene) here as well as on their official website.
The Ministry has explained: “In accordance to its mandate, the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport has been from the very beginning striving for a balanced legislative solution that would appropriately consider the interests in education and research. Despite these efforts, it is clear that the Directive will not bring adequate solutions for education and research. To better regulate this field, the Ministry has in February 2019 proposed to change the current exception for teaching in Article 49 of the Copyright and Related Rights Act to a new exception for teaching and scientific research in the process of amending the Act (ZASP-H). In our opinion, the exception for education envisaged in the Proposal of the Directive is too narrow. This is why the Ministry is advocating for a wider exception for education and research in ZASP-H. With this we would follow the example of a good practice in regulating this issue on the national level (as it is the case in Estonia).” Below, the Ministry expresses its detailed position on important provisions of the Directive, especially on Articles 4 (now Article 5) and 3 as well as the problematic provision of Article 11 (now Article 15) and 13 (Article 17).
Invitation to the event “Get to Know – Support for Introducing Principles of Open Science in Slovenia”
Discussion on the Slovenian aspects of introducing the principles of open science will take place at the 1st national event of the project “GET TO KNOW – Support in Introducing Principles of Open Science in Slovenia”, which will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 9:00 to 15:00 in the atrium of ZRC SAZU, Novi trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana.
On September 16, 2023, Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič participated in the event @Re:Source MAH – the 10th International Conference on Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. The program was divided into various categories (“tracks”), specifically focusing on the documentation and preservation of media arts; climate change; pioneers of media arts; and the history of media arts in museums.
The U.S. Copyright Office has once again denied the registration of an artwork created by artificial intelligence. Artist Jason M. Allen was unsuccessful in his second attempt to register the artwork “Theatre D’opera Spatial” as a copyrighted work because it contains more than a de minimis amount of content generated by artificial intelligence (AI).
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.