The CC Global Summit 2020 will take place online!
Creative Commons (CC) annually holds the CC Global Summit events, bringing together experts from different fields with the purpose of spurring on debates and organising workshops related to Open Access. This year’s CC Global Summit 2020 will, due to COVID-19 related circumstances, take place online. With this in mind, CC are calling for proposals for better event organisation, including proposals addressing issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the global movement against racial injustice. You are welcome to submit your proposals!
CC Global Summit 2020 will take place between 19 and 24 October and will be the first such event held entirely online. This year’s theme is the values that shape CC and that help open community build a more equitable, inclusive and accessible world.
For this purpose, CC calls for proposals to be submitted by 17 July 2020, and the proposals should address one or more of the following areas:
– Creators of the Commons – The faces, work, and stories of those building the Commons;
– Powering the Commons – Exploring the tools, technology, and communities that power the Commons;
– Open Education and Open Scholarship – Supporting communities that practice open access to education and scholarships;
– Open Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums – Improving and expanding open access to cultural heritage;
– Policy and Advocacy promoting the Commons – Strategies for legal action and copyright reform;
The CC Global Summit 2020 is free for all, and includes programming in five languages: Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, and Spanish.
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.