Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič on the Days of Slovenian Lawyers 2010
On 15 October, dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič held a lecture on the Days of Slovenian Lawyers 2010 in the section “Modern technologies in EU law: from the contracts to the gambling”. On the basis of the case Google France, Google Inc. v Louis Vuitton Malletier she presented the problem of misuse of trademarks on the Internet with the help of the advertising service Google AdWords and similar systems.
These systems enable to buy words on the search engine. Therefore, as the subscriber enters the word in the search engine, the advertisement of the subject who bought the word appears amongst the search results. The problem is when the word represents a protected trademark of some other subject. Words will usually be bought by providers of concurrent products or services or by sellers of counterfeit products.
Google won in the above mentioned case. The Court of Justice of the EU said that Google can sell words that are identical to trademarks as long as it removes them if it becomes aware of the illegality of the data or the circumstances. Google does not enjoy full immunity as it can be found guilty if it turns out that it encourages trademark infringements.
In the lecture, the author provided a fundamental analysis of such advertising systems from the point of view of intellectual property law and foresaw the effects of the judgement on their further development.
Invitation to the event “Get to Know – Support for Introducing Principles of Open Science in Slovenia”
Discussion on the Slovenian aspects of introducing the principles of open science will take place at the 1st national event of the project “GET TO KNOW – Support in Introducing Principles of Open Science in Slovenia”, which will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 9:00 to 15:00 in the atrium of ZRC SAZU, Novi trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana.
On September 16, 2023, Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič participated in the event @Re:Source MAH – the 10th International Conference on Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. The program was divided into various categories (“tracks”), specifically focusing on the documentation and preservation of media arts; climate change; pioneers of media arts; and the history of media arts in museums.
The U.S. Copyright Office has once again denied the registration of an artwork created by artificial intelligence. Artist Jason M. Allen was unsuccessful in his second attempt to register the artwork “Theatre D’opera Spatial” as a copyrighted work because it contains more than a de minimis amount of content generated by artificial intelligence (AI).
On Friday 23 June 2023, a webinar entitled “Copyright and Legal Basis for Generative Artificial Intelligence Training” was held as the inaugural event of an informal research network in the region in the field of copyright. Researchers from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and North Macedonia participated in the event, which is part of the national Open Knowledge Day initiative and the national and regional coordination activities carried out by ODIPI under the auspices of Knowledge Rights 21.