Copyright infra development (portal of dialogue)

Developing the Copyright Infrastructure 2020-2022

OKM020:00/2020 Development

The subgroups for copyright infrastructure meet in different configurations including workshops to discuss topical issues related to practices on identifiers in the creative field, metadata, technology and infrastructure development, and legal issues linked to data and IP. A draft roadmap has been developed during year 2021. In 2022 focus on issues like NFT's and data protection.

Project status

Basic information Planned

Project number OKM020:00/2020

Case numbers OKM020:00/2020

Set by Ministry of Education and Culture

Term/schedule 12.8.2020 – 6.3.2023

Date of appointment 9.6.2020

Goals and results

The progress is reported at the meetings of the Finnish Copyright Delegation to discuss next steps. The discussions supports work on EU and global level.
The draft Finnish Strategy for Intellectual Property Rights 2030 proposes that incentives and investments will be increased
- to build application programming interfaces that facilitate data sharing required for efficient management of copyright data (APIs).
- the structure of the renewal of Finnish creative industries will be reformed by investing in training programmes on copyright data (persistent identifiers) in all industries that enable the introduction of data-driven new technologies in the creative industries.
Similar investments are mentioned in the Roadmap created in the development project of the National Copyright infrastructure. The role of the Ministry of Education and Culture has been to facilitate the discussions from various perspectives, bring together experts from business, legal, tech and society and develop incentives to develop the technical copyright infrastructure so that it serves all users of the system from the authors and rightholders to commercial and non-commercial users.

Summary

The subgroups for copyright infrastructure meet in different configurations including workshops to discuss topical issues related to practices on identifiers in the creative field, metadata, technology and infrastructure development, and legal issues linked to data and IP. A draft roadmap has been developed during year 2021. In 2022 focus on issues like NFT's and data protection.

Starting points

The EU Communication IP Action Plan from 2020 mentions the need to develop a functioning copyright infrastructure. The Copyright Infrastructure is defined in the Action Plan as a set of rules, technologies and institutions that provide a framework for information management practices in the creative sectors.

During its Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2019, Finland emphasized the need to develop the copyright infrastructure, ie the practices concerning the submission of data on works and authors, incl. identifiers, tags, standards and data sharing formats. Finland also aims to support the development of a human centered, balanced and thriving European data economy. As part of this work, the growth and competitiveness of the creative industries were also taken into account, e.g. At the Data Economy Conference in Helsinki on November 25-26, 2019. The data principles promoting the sharing and use of data were developed together with the assistance of the industries and Sitra (https://dataprinciples2019.fi/).

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