Not every act of plagiarism is an infringement of copyright and not every copyright infringement is an act of plagiarism.
Plagiarism is an unethical and immoral act of a person stealing someone else’s work and presenting it as its own. With this act the person deceives the public, for example an academic community, the colleagues or the audience. Infringement of copyright, on the other hand, is a use of a copyright work without the authorization of the rightholder. This is an offense against the law and it is directed against the rightholder.
There is no law that would define plagiarism, prohibit it or prescribe sanctions for plagiarists (such as loss of the integrity, deprivation of the title, loss of function or excommunication), however, this is regulated by codes of ethics adopted by the community.
dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič for Delo
Creative Commons (CC) annually holds the CC Global Summit events, bringing together experts from different fields with the purpose of spurring on debates and organising workshops related to Open Access. This year’s CC Global Summit 2021 will be a special event as Creative Commons celebrates 20 years!
This year, IPI collaborated with Communia and the Centrum Cyfrowe, which conducted an international study on the use of copyrighted works during remote teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic. The research is now published, and its results were also presented on 15 September 2021. You are invited to take a look at the survey!
On September 2, 2021, Austria has published a new draft law, which implements DSM Directive. The draft law is in consultation till October 13, 2021. In regards to Art. 17 of the DSM Directive, Austrian draft law is a mixture of the German approach, on which IPI already reported, and Europan Commission’s Guidelines.
On September 6, 2021, Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. in the radio show Studio at 5 pm spoke on the topic of the implementation of the DSM Directive in the Slovenian legal order, emphasizing how necessary it is for the exceptions and limitations of copyright to be widely implemented. You are welcome to listen to the radio show!