New book: “Law and Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Ethics, Human Rights and Social Harm”
A new book “Law and Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Ethics, Human Rights and Social Harm” was published (Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of law in Ljubljana, 2021), the editors of which are prof. dr. Aleš Završnik and dr. Katja Simončič. The author of one of the articles is also dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M., who wrote an article on the topic of whether artificial intelligence can be an author of a copyright work.
Articles were also written by: prof. dr. Aleš Završnik, Ana Babnik, Jan Čejvanovič, dr. Kristina Čufar, Marko Drobnjak, Lara Dular Javornik, Tim Horvat, dr. Matjaž Jager, Primož Križnar, Tim Marinšek, Katja Piršič, dr. Renata Salecl, Ph.D. Katja Simončič, Gregor Strojin and Pika Šarf.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. opens many questions in her article. Can works, which are autonomously generated by AI, be protected by copyright? Is it enough for protection that the result generated by a machine looks the same as a creation created by human? Does AI need a reward or incentive to create? Can AI be con- sidered “author”, who creates “original” works.. The article will present the main. The article presents the main challenges that the development of AI poses to traditional concepts of copyright, and outline the directions of possible development.
On January 5, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology (MGRT), together with the Intellectual Property Office (URSIL), organized an online consultation. Representatives of URSIL and MGRT first presented to the interested professional public the planned substantive changes to the main solutions of the amended Proposal on Amendments to the Copyright and Related Rights Act (ZASP-I) and the amended Proposal on Amendments to the Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights Act (ZKUASP-A). Many participants argued that the competent drafter did not provide the interested parties with the amended draft proposals before the discussion, but instead provided all the registered participants only with a meager slide presentation, which was misleading in some places.
OERcamp.global 2021: Presenting the study Remote education during the pandemic – Teacher’s perspective
On December 10th, 2021, at 8.00, at the OERcamp.global 2021, which is a 48-hour conference with practitioners, activists, scientists, nOERds and novices from around the globe, the pre-recorded session of Remote education during the pandemic, Teacher’s perspective will be played. After the played recording, dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M., Anahita Rezaei (Centrum Cyfrowe) and Teresa Nobre (Communia) will be available to answer the questions. Welcome!
On December 9th, 2021, Career Centers at University of Ljubljana are organizing an online event “Copyright law and Copyrights”, where dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M will lecture. The lecture will relate to the topic of copyright law and copyrights, and will first guide listeners through the history of copyright, through the philosophical justification of copyright to the current regulation of copyright in Slovenia. Welcome to join us!
On 23rd of November, 2021, the European Commission has published two reports in the field of copyright, as required by Directives 2014/26/EU (CRM Directive) and 2019/790 (DSM Directive). They are supported by two studies: Study on emerging issues on collective licensing management in the digital environment, and Study on selected issues relating to the application of the CRM Directive.