CopyCamp 2014: Visegrad
The Partners of the 3rd International CopyCamp 2014 Visegrad path:
Iuridicum Remedium (IuRe) is a non-governmental non-profit organization from the Czech Republic promoting human rights. It addresses issues of blanket infringements on individual rights as a result of legislative action, and also deals with specific cases of human rights violations. IuRe’s program Human rights and Technology aims to create a barrier against the misuse of new technologies for unjustifiable breaches of individual privacy. Among other activities, IuRe annually organizes the Big Brother Awards Czech republic. Within the scope of this programme IuRe also works on localizing and promoting Creative Commons Licensing as an alteranative to the traditional intelectual property schemes.
Open SKM Agency Kft. was established in 2005 by 3 experienced, Hungarian IT entrepreneurs to offer offer open source consultancy and services to local and international clients. Open SKM has developed an intensive regional network in the field of Open Source knowledge/Copyright issues/Government lobbying etc. As member of several professional associations and civil organizations the company has organized several local and international events, such as „Open Source Farm 2009”, „International OpenOffice.org Conference 2010” and „V4 paradigm shift in copyright – Workshop” in 2012, an event which created an important opportunity to discuss the regional copyright issues.
Historical Trnava University (TU) represents one of the oldest universities in Slovakia. It was established by Cardinal Peter Pázmaň in 1635 and consisted of four faculties of: theology, arts, law and medicine. Trnava University professes principles of the Great Charter of European Universities protecting complete independence of universities from the political and economic power and their freedom to perform research and education. It has established contacts not only with universities in the Slovak Republic but as well with 13 universities abroad (in Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Sweden, USA, Poland and Hungary) and built cooperation with them at a good level. The contemporary Law Faculty of Trnava University was re-established in 1992 and it is the best ranked law faculty in Slovakia. Among other achievements it is also the Creative Commons Legal Affiliate.
The Speakers for the 2014 CopyCamp Conference:
Mgr. et Mgr. Jan Vobořil was born in 1980 and graduated in history (2006) and law (2007) at the Charles University Prague. He works as law expert and project leader at Iuridicum Remedium (IuRe) since 2009 and has also five years experience with work for the control and legislative departments of the Czech DPA. Currently, he is executive director at IuRe. His major fields of interest are digital rights, especially right to privacy and copy right and his work includes strategic litigation and lobbying, legal analyses and legislative comments, watchdog activities and promotion of these issues in public debate. Among others, he successfully prepared constitutional complaint against Czech data retention legislation. Jan is also independent barrister and member of the Czech Bar Association.
Dr. Péter Mezei graduated as a lawyer in 2004 and as a legal translator in 2005 at the University of Szeged, where he also earned his PhD degree in 2010. He is a full-time faculty member of the Szeged Law School. His courses (in Hungarian and English) include comparative law and comparative digital copyright law. He has delivered 23 English language lectures at universities in Finland, the United States, France, Germany and Russia. He is the head of the American Legal Experts Training organized by the Institute of Comparative Law. He co-ordinates the Erasmus contacts of the Law School and the joint intellectual property program of the University of Dresden and University of Szeged. He is the author/editor of 6 books and author of 50 articles/book chapters.
JUDr. Zuzana Adamová, PhD. was born in 1978 in Slovakia. She is a director of the Intellectual Property Law Institute at Trnava University and she is a teacher and researcher in the field of IP & ICT law. She also heads INGENIUM Slovakia, a company that focuses on IP&ICT advisory, creative industry and transfer technology. In the past she was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (2006–2007) and member of the EC High Level Expert’s Group on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights (2003–2004). Zuzana is a founding member of the Arbitration Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology (ACIPiT) and she leads the project Creative Commons Slovakia.
Project supported by the International Visegrad Fund.