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.
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.
Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute ODIPI is organising a webinar on the topic of text and data mining copyright exception, titled “Copyright-legal basis for training generative AI”, as part of the national and regional coordination of the Knowledge Rights 21 programme, led by Dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič.