World Book and Copyright Day
On 23 April we celebrate the World Book and Copyright Day.
Copyright is a system of legal rules whose primary goal is to encourage the creation of literary and artistic works. The rules should be designed to strike a delicate balance between different societal interests: to encourage authors to create and disseminate their creations, copyright gives them a set of ownership rights in their works, and on the other hand to promote public education, public information and creative exchanges invite various audiences and (later) authors to use existing works in all possible ways so that they do not interfere with the domain of the holders of exclusive copyrights.
The book Copyright in the Digital Age: Problems of Copyright Protection with Technological Measures, authored by dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL., M. is available in slovenian language under the CC BY-ND license.
You can read more books right from the couch. For more information visit: Fair from the couch.
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.