World Intellectual Property Day
Today, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day. Traditionally, IPI announces the most notable event of the past year on this day. Without doubt, this was for sure the adoption of the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market.
You can read more on the different aspects of the Directive and the changes it will introduce on the following links:
– The Directive is still bad!
– About the Directive
– Internet is for the people
In Slovenia, the most notable event in the negative sense was a severe infringement of moral and economic rights, committed by Boris Kobal, which resulted in the biggest plagiarism affair in Slovenia. We hope that after this affair, it is now clear to everybody that plagiarism is a wrongful and unethical act that can have huge negative effects for the plagiarist. Also, the Republic of Slovenia started implementing the renovated exception for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled in the Copyright and Related Rights Act.
Different changes of the copyright legislation are therefore on the horizon. We hope that we will see many positive changes in this field in the next year!
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.
The 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/43) is being held in Geneva from March 13 to 17, 2023. The Intellectual Property Institute has a permanent observer status at WIPO since 2022 and is also a member of the Access to Knowledge Coalition (A2K coalition).