Study on emerging issues on collective licensing managment in the digital environment
On 23rd of November, 2021, the European Commission has published two reports in the field of copyright, as required by Directives 2014/26/EU (CRM Directive) and 2019/790 (DSM Directive). They are supported by two studies: Study on emerging issues on collective licensing management in the digital environment, and Study on selected issues relating to the application of the CRM Directive.
Study on emerging issues on collective licensing management in the digital environment deals with 2 separate issues linked to the collective management of copyright-protected works. The first part focuses on various mechanisms of collective licensing with an extended effect, used in the Member States. The second part concerns the application of the CRM Directive, with a specific emphasis on the development of multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market.
Collective licences with extended effects have existed in several Member States for a long time, but their conditions were only harmonised very recently under EU law, through Art. 12 of the DSM Directive.
Slovenian Copyright law (Zakon o avtorski in sorodnih pravicah, ZASP) does not include collective licensing with an extended effect. However, this is about to change with the implementation of the DSM Directive.
The study supports the above Commission Reports. It provides the Commission with elements to support the ongoing analysis of collective licensing with an extended effect (CLEE) in the various markets by illustrating the use of CLEE mechanisms in different Member States.
You can find the reports and studies here.
The Internet Archive will file an appeal against an unfair decision that ignores the value of the libraries’ work
The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization that maintains the Open Library, a digital library index, and is dedicated to preserving knowledge. As many of the works in the Internet Archive are under copyright, the Archive uses a system of controlled digital lending based on digital rights management to prevent unauthorized downloading or copying of copyrighted books. In March 2020, due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internet Archive established the National Emergency Library, eliminating the waiting lists used in the Open Library and expanding access to books for all readers. In June 2020, the Emergency National Library faced a lawsuit from four book publishers and was ultimately closed.
The 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (hereinafter SCCR) made substantial progress on the issues advocated by the A2K Coalition (Access to Knowledge Coalition), which IPI is a member of. This year’s session was the most productive on the issues of exceptions and limitations. James Love (Knowledge Ecology International), a long-time observer at WIPO, described the outcome and the impact of the public interest community as the strongest since the conclusion of the Marrakech Treaty, which brought global copyright exceptions for the benefit of the blind and visually impaired.
Today, March 17, 2023, a symposium on law in the information society is taking place in the golden lecture hall of the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič will present copyright aspects of artificial intelligence at the symposium.
The third day of the 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights is intended for discussion on the topic of exceptions and limitations to copyright, especially in connection with the right to research.