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Net neutrality: defending the internet “as we know it” is not enough

September 21, 2022 by: Zuzanna Warso
Instead of focusing only on fixing the platforms, the EU must introduce measures that would allow the emergence of alternatives to the current fundamentally flawed system of “online malls.”

Launch of the AI_Commons white paper

September 28, 2022 by: Alek Tarkowski
We are publishing today, as a request for comments, a white paper on understanding the implications of face recognition training with CC-licensed photographs.

Copyright rules for AI generated visuals will determine the future of synthetic worlds

September 9, 2022 by: Paul Keller
Instead of analyzing the functioning of image generators through the lens of copyright, we should ask ourselves a normative question: Why should we want that copyright applies to the visual output of these generators?

The Paradox of the State and the Commons

July 13, 2022 by: Open Future
For our ninth Open Future Session, we invited Sébastien Shulz, co-founder of the Collectif pour une société des Communs and coordinator of the working group on politics of the digital commons at CNRS, to learn more about the role that public bodies can play in supporting the digital commons.

French Presidency report: Digital Commons are key to Europe’s digital sovereignty

July 7, 2022 by: Paul Keller
This new report "Towards a sovereign digital infrastructure of Commons" published by the French Council presidency makes a powerful argument for putting digital commons at the heart of efforts to build sovereign digital infrastructures.

Developing, maintaining and caring for new structures

June 22, 2022 by: Open Future
For our eighth Open Future Session, we invited Julia Kloiber, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Superrr Lab, to learn more about how the feminist perspective can enrich thinking about openness.

Digital commons are a pillar of European digital sovereignty

June 21, 2022 by: Paul Keller
We have teamed up with a number of organizations working on building Digital Commons and published an op-ed encouraging French and European policy makers to put Digital Commons at the center of the EU’s digital strategy. 

A first look at the European health data space proposal

June 17, 2022 by: Francesco Vogelezang
Analysis of the EHDS proposal, which includes B2G data sharing rules for electronic health data. These might lead to legal uncertainty due to the lack of coordination with the B2G provisions included in the Data Act.

A community-based approach for high-value datasets

June 13, 2022 by: Francesco Vogelezang
The Indian approach to data governance provides a framework that helps maximize the collective benefits stemming from data access and reuse in the public interest. In the EU, it could be applied to data intermediaries and data cooperatives, providing an approach to collective governance of data rights while avoiding the recentralization of market power.

Meet Zuzanna Warso, the new Director of Research

June 9, 2022 by: Open Future
Zuzanna Warso is the Director of Research at Open Future. In this role, she will manage all the research activities, including further developing our research agenda and our fellowship program.

Adam Harvey on CC licensing of AI training datasets

May 31, 2022 by: Open Future
An essay from Adam Harvey on CC licensing of AI training datasets building on the research we have commissioned from him as part of the AI_Commons initiative.