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:
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!
European Commission has finally published the consultation document on stakeholders’ dialogue regarding the implementation of Article 17 of the Directive (EU) 2019/790 on Copyright and Related Rights on Digital Single Market. The document sums up the stakeholders’ main concerns and sets forth the initial views of the European Commission with the aim to finalise the Commission guidance on Article 17 implementation.
Cultural heritage preservation is crucial not only for maintaining but also for development of society on national, as well as international level. Despite the fact that cultural heritage objects remind us of the past times when today’s technology did not exist yet, technological development can be harnessed for preservation, restoration and research of cultural heritage through its digitisation. With the aim of improving policy instruments for cultural heritage digitisation across Europe, the European Commission launched the Public consultation on digital access to European cultural heritage.
Between 7 and 9 July the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) organised the second session of the Conversation on Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence. The first session was held last September. On its basis, WIPO published the Draft Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence on which the interested public then submitted comments. In May, WIPO issued the Revised Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Policy and Artificial Intelligence that has been the basis of the second meeting.