About Plan S at CTK
On Thursday, 4 March 2021, the Central Technical Library (CTK) held an online lecture about Coalition S, Plan S and the transition to complete and prompt open access to scientific publications.
CTK director, Miro Pušnik, opened the event by initially explaining what Coalition S is, and briefly going through its history and the membership of Slovenian organisations.
Next, Maja Vihar, a information specialist for natural science at CTK and a member of two working groups within the Coalition S Expert Group, gave a lecture on Coalition S, its principles and its Rights Retention Strategy. She explained how the Coalition S aims to achieve a complete and fast transition of magazines and publications into an open access model. After the lecture, a brief Q&A session followed.
The recording of the event is available on YouTube, the PPT slides are available here.
At IPI, we have already posted about Coalition S and its Rights Retention Strategy, for more, see here.
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.