On Copyright in Educiation at international conference at DOBA Business School
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.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič took part in the conference with a lecture “Copyright Education”. She discussed copyright exemptions and limitations that allow access and reuse of copyrighted material for educational purposes. She further focused on the fragmentation of copyright laws across Europe and the fact that the new EU Directive 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market, which Member States must implement by 7 June 2021, has not entirely fulfilled its promises and expectations to introduce a new mandatory exception for education that would harmonise copyright for education across Europe.
After UNESCO General Conference confirmed in 2019 the establishmentof the International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI), the Government of Republic of Slovenia finally this week adopted an official notification for its establishment. This means that IRCAI is now officially established.
On 5 and 6 October 2020, Europeana in cooperation with Deutsche Nationalbibliothek and under the auspices of the German Presidency of the Council of Europe organised a digital conference titled “The role of copyright in the digital transformation of the cultural heritage sector”. The conference, while organised as an invite-only event, also included a publicly open session “Past, present and future of copyright & digital transformation. Opportunities in the copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive”. Timotej Kotnik Jesih attended the session on behalf of IPI.
As a response to the European Commission’s Targeted consultation document addressed to the participants of the stakeholder dialogue on implementation of Article 17 of the Directive 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market, the French Government published their observations last week. Therein, based on flawed understanding of the DSM Directive Article 17, of the Commission’s consultation document, and of the general copyright law principles, they oppose the guidance for implementation, proposed by the Commission.