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).
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.