UN Report on the freedom of opinion and the privacy on internet
A special rapporteur of the UN, Frank La Rue, prepared and published an important report dealing with the freedom of expression on the internet.
The report is very critical towards the so-called three-strike law in force in France and Great Britain as well as the establishment of a centralized system in France, which shuts down the Internet to people committing copyright infringements. According to the rapporteur, this measure is disproportionate and infringes paragraph 3 of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The report also criticizes the use of social media, the censorship of the Internet and the limitation of freedom of expression in China, Vietnam and Iran. La Rue also expressed some concerns regarding the liability of internet service providers.
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.