The extension of the related rights for performers and producers of phonograms
Today, the Council adopted the directive on the extension of the term of protection of related rights for performers and producers of phonograms with a qualified majority.
The new directive will extend the term of protection from 50 to 70 years.
The delegations of Belgium, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden were against the adoption of the directive. Austria and Estonia abstained from voting.
The purpose of the directive was to enforcement of the protection of producers, which would contribute to the confirmation of their artistic and creative contribution.
As explained in the press release, the producers start with their music careers pretty early, which means that the current term of 50 years of protection is often insufficient to protect their performances for the period of their life. Because of an inefficient protection the producers are faced with losses at the end of their life, and effective protection of their performances during their creative period is often not ensured.
The Member States will have to implement the new legislation within 2 years.
The 4th Open Knowledge Day took place on Tuesday 17 October 2023, with an accompanying workshop on 18 October 2023. This year it was organised by the Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute (ODIPI) and supported by Knowledge Rights 21 (KR21).
We invite you to the fourth Open Knowledge Day and the workshop, which will take place this year within the framework of the programme and with the support of Knowledge Rights 21. The event will bring together experts from different European countries to discuss two topics: the first part will deal with the legal basis for data analytics, which is a key part of machine learning and related artificial intelligence, and the general exception for research. In the second part, open science in theory and practice will be presented both in Slovenia and in some Western Balkan countries. Representatives of research and educational institutions from Slovenia and the Western Balkan countries, as well as interested members of the public, are invited to attend.
Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, a renowned expert in copyright law, has joined the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she will serve as an affiliate researcher for the next two years.
On Friday, October 6, 2023, the online seminar “Practical Experiences in Resolving Copyrights of Modern Book Works” took place. The seminar addressed relevant questions concerning user access to literary works in digital form.