World Intellectual Property Day
Today we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day. The Intellectual Property Institute (IPI) celebrates it by publishing a collection of answer questions that we have received regarding copyright in education from the teachers for whom we have organized the project “Copyright in Education”.
IPI is a consulting, research and educational institution. The main area that IPI deals with is copyright. In the field of copyright, IPI organized and participated in various projects: we co-organized the Open Knowledge Day 2021, conducted Webinars on data analytics, with the support of the US Embassy within the NGO Small Grants project, and we are participating in the Communia Copyright Education project (CR4EDU) and in developing guidelines for Text and Data Mining. We also expanded the work circle to the field of data management and artificial intelligence, as dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. participates in the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence initiative and co-chairs the data governance group.
One of the many is the project “Copyright in Education”, which IPI is conducting in cooperation with ARNES. As part of this project, in February 2021, ARNES organized an online event “Remote Education and Copyright” for educators, at which dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič presented the basics of copyright and the challenges posed by remote education to more than 850 participants. Based on the questions asked during and after the event, IPI prepared a set of questions and answers to them.
Said questions and answers are made public on the IPI website today, and you are invited to read them!
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.
A new book “Law and Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Ethics, Human Rights and Social Harm” was published (Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of law in Ljubljana, 2021), the editors of which are prof. dr. Aleš Završnik and dr. Katja Simončič. The author of one of the articles is also dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M., who wrote an article on the topic of whether artificial intelligence can be an author of a copyright work.
Jožef Štefan Institute is organising GO-DIP workshop series, first of them coming on November 19th, 2021 is revolving around software IP and data agreements. The GO-DIP project aims to increase the competencies of knowledge generators and intermediaries. At 15.10 dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, LL.M., LL.M. will be lecturing in the Workshop: Development of a checklist for model digital IP agreements. Welcome!
2nd GPAI Summit will occur from 11-12 November, 2021 in Paris, France. Leading international AI experts from civil society, academia, industry and governments, including ministerial-level delegates from GPAI’s Membership, will come together for GPAI’s annual event. This public-facing event will include reporting on the ten Working Groups’ study topics, including the reporting of Data Governance Working Group (DG WG). Public conferences will be broadcasted live on GPAI’s Youtube channel. Welcome!