GIPLI awarded funding for Montréal collaboration on Copyright and AI

(29-03-2024) The Flemish government is awarding subsidies to GIPLI to organize mutual conferences and research stays on copyright and AI, jointly with the Université de Montréal.

Today, the Flemish government informed Ghent University that funds will be made available to GIPLI to establish closer international cooperation with the prestigious Université de Montréal in Québec, Canada. This early Easter egg follows a call from the Department of Chancellery & Foreign Affairs to submit project proposals within the bilateral cooperation between the province of Québec and Flanders.

The collaboration will focus on the emerging challenges that artificial intelligence (AI) poses to copyright and neighboring rights on the European and American continents. Researchers from GIPLI and the Université de Montréal will collaborate more closely in the coming academic years and undertake mutual research stays. Additionally, an international conference on the subject will be organized both in Ghent and in Montréal.

Prof. Simon Geiregat (GIPLI) will act as the project coordinator on the Flemish side. In Québec, we can rely on none other than Prof. Ysolde Gendreau (Université de Montréal), a world-renowned academic with years of expertise in the field of intellectual property law.