Open Knowledge Day 2021
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!
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