11 EU member states reject the compromise Proposal for the Directive
Last week we wrote about the German non-paper and the proposed changes to Article 13 of the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market contained therein.
On Friday, it became even more evident that EU member states are not satisfied with the solutions proposed by the Presidency of the Council as 11 member states rejected the compromise text of the Proposal for the directive: Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland and Slovenia, who already opposed a previous version of the directive, as well as Italy, Poland, Sweden, Croatia, Luxembourg and Portugal. With the exception of Portugal and Croatia, all of these governments are known for thinking that either Article 11 or Article 13, respectively, are insufficiently protective of users’ rights.
This means that the Directive is not likely to be adopted before May 2019, despite the efforts of the Council and the European Parliament to reach a compromise in the next trilogue and to end the negotiations on the text of the Directive. The result of the voting also showed that the calls from the public and stakeholders to a more balanced legislation are being also reflected on a political level.
International conference “Advancing Education – People, Institution, Technology”, which took place on 7 November 2019, saw international and Slovenian experts present their views, reflections and examples of e-learning practices and related opportunities and challenges. The program of the conference can be found here.
The world known anonymous street artist Banksy recently opened a shop in South London that is closed for the public. In fact, it is only a storefront, in which different rather unusual products are exhibited. They can be bought on the artist’s newly established online store. In the background of these openings by the activist, who is generally against intellectual property and its commercialisation, are legal procedures regarding the protection of Banksy’s works and his name.
On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Dr. Maja, Bogataj Jančič visited the Mirana Jarca Library in Novo Mesto, where she led a full-day workshop titled “Copyright for Libraries”.
Today, on 25 October 2019, a consultation on setting up and the role of the International Research Center for AI within UNESCO was held in the grand hall of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, between 12:00 and 14:30.