ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Topics related to authors’ rights & new technologies

Convocation of the EWC-FAEE AISBL Annual General Meeting 2023

The Annual General Meeting of the European Writers’ Council (EWC) with the Election of the Board 2023-2025 will take place on: Sunday, 4 June 2023, 09:30-14:00 CEST, Hotel Albrechtshof, Albrechtstraße 8, 10117 Berlin, Germany. Hall: Klepper (more…)

Study on AI published

Copyright and new technologies: Study published In October 2020, DG CNECT commissioned a consortium of Technopolis Group, Philippe Rixhon Associates, UCLouvain, Crowell&Moring and IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems with the execution of a 9-month Study on copyright and new technologies: copyright data management and…

EWC to AIDA Committee

To the Members of the AIDA Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age Brussels, 08 February 2022 Own-Initiative report – 2020/2266(INI) »Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age« (PE680.928 – FdR 1224166; rapporteur: Axel VOSS) European Writers’ Council (EWC) initiative submission on the economic,…

Artificial intelligence: not that smart

Which companies are using text and data mining to develop writing and translation software? How does a weak implementation of the DSM Directive on copyright allow for the skimming of authors’ works? And where is AI already being used in the book sector? An essay…

Artificial intelligence is pretty dumb

Essay by Nina George  | 4 August 2021 Artificial intelligence is pretty dumb Artificial intelligence, the beautiful monster: fictionalised for the first time by Stanley Kubrick in 1968. HAL, the neurotic computer of the spaceship Discovery on its journey to Jupiter in “Odyssey 2001” is…

EWC to German Government on TDM and AI

Fair framework conditions for text and data mining German speaking writers and translators demand opt-out and obligation to remuneration for text and data mining. It is unacceptable that authors, whose work makes it possible to develop “competitive” AI products in the first place, are placed…

Do Books Still Have a Future?

Diversity of Literature Requires Political Commitment across Policy Areas – in Every Country By Nina George, President of the European Writers’ Council. The consequences of the Covid-19 crisis and its countermeasures are assessed as having a serious impact on the entire book sector in Germany…

EWC to WIPO on AI

How original is artificial intelligence? Consultation response of the European Writers’ Council, registered observer at WIPO, to WIPO/IP/AI/2/GE/20/1 – WIPO Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). To be submitted until 14 February 2020. The EWC statement can be found under europeanwriterscouncil.eu Brussels,…
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OUR MISSION

Mission The official aims of the European Writers’ Council (EWC) – Fédération des associations européennes d’écrivains (FAEE) AISBL and mission are to represent the professional interests of the creators of literature, (more…)