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On Openness & Copyright, EU AI Act Final Version Appears to Include Promising Changes

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The EU’s political institutions announced that they have reached a tentative final agreement. While details are still not finalized and many questions remain regarding treatment of certain high-risk systems, the agreement appears promising relative to the recent Parliament text and from the perspective of supporting open source, open science, as well as on copyright.

CC and Communia Statement on Transparency in the EU AI Act

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The European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act will be discussed at a key trilogue meeting on 24 October 2023. CC collaborated with Communia to summarize our views emphasizing the importance of a balanced and tailored approach to regulating foundation models and of transparency in general.

Supporting Open Source and Open Science in the EU AI Act

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As the EU seeks to finalize its landmark AI Act, CC has joined with Eleuther AI, GitHub, Hugging Face, LAION, and Open Future in offering suggestions for how the Act can better support open source and open science. As we’ve said before, we welcome the EU’s leadership on defining a regulatory framework around AI and…

CC Joins Key AI Panel in Brussels

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As a part of CC’s continuing engagement in policy to shape generative artificial intelligence (AI), Brigitte Vézina, our Director of Policy and Open Culture, participated in a June session hosted by the European Internet Forum: Generative AI, Art & copyright: from creative machines to human-powered tools. The panel was held in the framework of EU…

European Parliament Gives Green Light to AI Act, Moving EU Toward Finalizing the World’s Leading Regulation of AI

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Today, the European Parliament (EP) adopted its position in plenary on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act. This is the culmination of a months-long process whereby thousands of pages of amended text have been pored over by policymakers, civil society and industry alike. The strong, cross-party endorsement (499 votes in favor, 28 against and 93 abstentions)…

Knowledge & Cultural Institutions Defend Net Neutrality in EU

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Earlier this year, the European Commission started a new consultation on “The future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure.” On the one hand, it’s good that policymakers are examining how to expand broadband access and ensure the capacity of networks continues to expand and support helpful innovation. On the other hand, the consultation…

As European Council Adopts AI Act Position, Questions Remain on GPAI

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As we’ve discussed before, the European Union has been considering a new AI Act, which would regulate certain uses of artificial intelligence (AI). In particular, it seeks to ban certain uses of AI, such as broad-based real-time biometric identification for law enforcement in public places, and to ensure that certain precautions are taken before deployment…

CC’s Engagement on the EU Data Act

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Recently, we provided an update on Creative Common’s engagement on the European Union’s draft Artificial Intelligence Act. We’ve also worked with policymakers and other stakeholders on another flagship EU legislative file — the draft Data Act. The European Commission published the Data Act proposal earlier this year, as a continuation of its EU’s overall data…

CC’s Engagement on EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act

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Beginning in 2021, the European Union has been considering a new AI Act, which would regulate certain uses of AI. In particular, it seeks to ban certain uses of AI, such as broad-based real-time biometric identification for law enforcement in public places, and it seeks to ensure that certain precautions are taken before deployment of…

Statement on the Introduction of the EU Media Freedom Act

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Creative Commons CEO Catherine Stihler welcomed the EU’s publication today of its Media Freedom Act. Catherine said: “An independent, plural media is central to a healthy, functioning democratic system which in turn is the bedrock for citizens’ trust and confidence in politics and values. Creative Commons applauds the EU in its efforts to protect journalists…