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.
The Internet Archive will file an appeal against an unfair decision that ignores the value of the libraries’ work
The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization that maintains the Open Library, a digital library index, and is dedicated to preserving knowledge. As many of the works in the Internet Archive are under copyright, the Archive uses a system of controlled digital lending based on digital rights management to prevent unauthorized downloading or copying of copyrighted books. In March 2020, due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internet Archive established the National Emergency Library, eliminating the waiting lists used in the Open Library and expanding access to books for all readers. In June 2020, the Emergency National Library faced a lawsuit from four book publishers and was ultimately closed.
The 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (hereinafter SCCR) made substantial progress on the issues advocated by the A2K Coalition (Access to Knowledge Coalition), which IPI is a member of. This year’s session was the most productive on the issues of exceptions and limitations. James Love (Knowledge Ecology International), a long-time observer at WIPO, described the outcome and the impact of the public interest community as the strongest since the conclusion of the Marrakech Treaty, which brought global copyright exceptions for the benefit of the blind and visually impaired.
Today, March 17, 2023, a symposium on law in the information society is taking place in the golden lecture hall of the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič will present copyright aspects of artificial intelligence at the symposium.
The third day of the 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is intended for discussion on the topic of exceptions and limitations to copyright, especially in connection with the right to research.