European Commission invites citizens to participate in open consultations

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The European Commission has recently opened two public consultations regarding the strategic orientations of Horizon Europe and the Digital Europe Programme in the next long-term EU budget (2021-2027).

Overview of IPR policies regarding re-use of Public Sector Information (PSI)*

Monday, July 29, 2019

Mickaël Rigault, ELDA

On 20 June 2019 a new Directive on open data and the re-use of public sector information has been adopted and should be transposed by Member States before 17 July  2021. This article tries to provide an overview of the IPR policies behind the re-use of PSI as well as of the implications of the new Directive.

*This article follows up on the ELRC document “Overview of IPR policies regarding re-use of Public Sector Information” written by Dr. iur. Pawel Kamocki in March 2018.

Save the date for the next ELRC Conference!

Friday, July 12, 2019

On 26/27 November, we will discuss how we can support multilinguality and language equality in Europe by sharing language data.

The sui generis database right

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The sui generis database right is an exclusive right that protects databases against unauthorised extraction and re-utilisation of their content. It is distinct and independent from copyright, which protects original works. It was introduced by the Directive 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases (hereinafter: Database Directive). Little known and rarely litigated, this right (belonging to the family of « related rights », i.e. similar but independent from copyright) is of paramount importance for language resources. This article will provide you with basic information about the sui generis database right.

Workshop "Customizing Machine Translation"

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The workshop Customizing Machine Translation was organized in the framework of the Smart 2016/0103 project, coordinated by the Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) of the European Commission, and took place at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place hotel on 25 April 2019.