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 French government has a new plan for Europe that could help the EU compete with the US tech giants: the digital commons.
The International Association of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), PAC Centre for digital preservation, hosted at the National Library of Poland is holding a series of 10 webinars on basic understanding of digitisation projects.
Communia, a non-governmental organisation that advocates for policies that expand the public domain and increase access to and reuse of culture and knowledge, issued twenty new copyright policy recommendations for the next decade.
The DSM Directive entered into force in June 2019 and the deadline for implementation expired on 7 June 2021. On 23 June 2021, the Commission launched multiple infringement procedures and sent letters of formal notice to Slovenia and 22 other Member States that had failed to notify it of the full transposition of the Directive. Slovenia remains among the 14 Member States against which the Commission is continuing the infringement procedure. On 19 May 2022, the Commission sent reasoned opinions to Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, France, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden.