Slovenia in the proceeding for non-compliance
In October 2018, the European Union officially ratified the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled.
Even though the deadline for its implementation set in Directive 2017/1564 is October 12, 2018, the majority of the member states has not yet transposed the Treaty and the Directive into national legislation. The European Commission therefore decided to initiate the proceedings for non-compliance against 17 members states, amongst which is also Slovenia. The proposed amendment of the Copyright and Related Rights Act, that would bring the necessary changes to the Slovenian legislation, is still under discussion.
After MEPs first discussed the draft report of rules for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in may, they have already adopted a first set of EU rules for AI regulation at yesterday’s plenary session.
After UNESCO General Conference confirmed in 2019 the establishmentof the International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI), the Government of Republic of Slovenia finally this week adopted an official notification for its establishment. This means that IRCAI is now officially established.
On 5 and 6 October 2020, Europeana in cooperation with Deutsche Nationalbibliothek and under the auspices of the German Presidency of the Council of Europe organised a digital conference titled “The role of copyright in the digital transformation of the cultural heritage sector”. The conference, while organised as an invite-only event, also included a publicly open session “Past, present and future of copyright & digital transformation. Opportunities in the copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive”. Timotej Kotnik Jesih attended the session on behalf of IPI.