Study on the Legal Aspects of the Digitalization of Libraries
IPI prepared an extensive Study on the Legal Aspects of the Digitalization of Libraries for the National and University Library and dLib.si.
On the basis of the study the National and University Library will prepare a preposition of the amendment of the Copyright and Related Rights Act.
In the conclusion the study offers recommendations for the amendment of the Copyright and Related Rights Act in accordance with the current international and European legislation as well as the optimization of the current operating conditions of dLib.si.
It includes, amongst others, a comparative overview of the regulation of limitations and exceptions of copyright for libraries and archives in selected countries (prepared on the basis of WIPO’s “Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives”), a special review of the problem of orphan works and works whose workload is exhausted as well as a detailed analysis of extended collective management.
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.