Open Knowledge Day 2021
On 20 January, Intellectual Property Institute will, in cooperation with the Today is a new day institute, Aksioma and Creative Commons organise the traditional event “Open Knowledge Day 2021”. The event will take place online, welcome!
This year, the Open Knowledge Day will focus on the new Directive on copyright and related rights in the digital single market and will consist of two parts:
Copyright exceptions and limitations in the new Directive, related to education, libraries, and data analytics.
The first part of the event will be moderated by dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. and will include the speakers doc. dr. Katarina Krapež, University of Primorska, mag. Miro Pušnik, the president of the National Council for Library Services, CTK, and Marko Grobelnik, Jožef Stefan Institute, IRCAI.
Art 17 of the new Directive – a safeguard or censorship?
In the second part, which will be moderated by Filip Dobranić, Today is a new day, the guest speaker will be Julia Reda, former MEP and the lead in the Project Control © at the German Society for Civil Rights. Art 17 will then be discussed by Saša Krajnc, Register.si, phd candidate at the Law Faculty, University of Vienna, and a copyright specialist, Domen Savič, digital activist, and a representative of the authors.
You can access the entire programme here.
The event will take place on 21 January 2021 from 16:00 until 18:30 CET through Facebook Live, and is accessible here. Welcome!
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.