Open Knowledge Day: legal bases in copyright for training generative AI models

A webinar on 23 June will explore how EU law around copyright and its implementation affects the training of generative AI models, with a particular focus on the experience of the Western Balkans.

Cartoon image of a machine that takes in books and then produces letters on a conveyor belt
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As part of its work with Knowledge Rights 21, the Institute for Open Data and Intellectual Property ODIPI is organizing a webinar on the copyright exception for text and data mining in the EU and the Balkan region titled “Copyright-legal basis for training generative AI models”.

The webinar will be held on Friday, 23 June 2023, from 10am-12:30pm CEST (see what time this is for you). Special emphasis will be placed on the exceptions for text and data mining, which are the legal basis for training generative AI models on copyrighted works, and also on the general exception for scientific research.

The representative of the EU Commission will present the legislative framework of the EU, and the researchers from Slovenia and Croatia will present the regulations in force in these two member states. Researchers from countries in the region will present what kind of legislation is being prepared in their jurisdictions.

Everyone who is interested in copyright in the field of research and science is invited, especially librarians of research libraries and researchers who use data analytics in their research work.

The list of confirmed speakers includes:

  • Silvia Bottaro, Legal Officer – Open Science, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation,
  • prof. dr. Ivana Kunda, Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka,
  • prof. dr. Dušan V. Popović, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade,
  • prof. dr. Iza Razija Mešević, Faculty of Law, University of Sarajevo,
  • prof. dr. Neda Zdraveva, Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje,
  • dr. Maja Bogataj Jančič, Open Data and Intellectual Property Institute, KR21 National and Regional Coordinator.

The webinar will be followed by a working discussion on ongoing research in the field of TDM research in the region, and is restricted to invitees; researchers will debate current issues that are the subject of research and possibly add new ones.

You can join the webinar here.