The first outputs of the project Enabling data sharing for social benefit through data trusts are published!
The first outputs from the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI) Data Governance Working Group (DGWG) project Enabling data sharing for social benefit through data trusts are published. The end goal of this project is to help GPAI realise the potential of data trusts as a tool to promote the safe, fair, legal and equitable sharing of data, in service of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. You can read more about the project here.
A survey of current data trust projects by the ODI and Aapti Institute, which produced this project, collates experiences from 45 practitioners and researchers engaged in the development of new data stewardship strategies. This presents their experiences of delivering the functions of data trusts, and the operational strategies that support bottom-up empowerment. A review of legal frameworks by the Aapti Institute synthesises recent legal and policy developments surrounding data trusts. This compares the experiences of 11 different jurisdictions, exploring how different policy levers contribute to data stewardship. You can also read more in the article here.
The next wave of data trust development will require close engagement between practitioners, researchers and policymakers to create the conditions in which data trusts benefit all in society. In support of this aim, GPAI will be continuing to explore how data trusts can serve society. Projects throughout 2022 will seek to support progress establishing data trusts to tackle issues of social concern.
The DGWG will be hosting an event at the Alan Turing Institute’s annual conference, AI:UK, on March 23rd. This will include an update on the findings of the DGWG’s exploration of how data trusts could help address the climate crisis – we encourage you to register for the event 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.