Maja Bogataj Jančič, founder and the director of ODIPI

In 2023/2023 Maja is a Research Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society. Maja is co-chair of the GPAI Working Group on Data Governance. She used to chair the Working Group for Copyright at CENL as well. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Communia, an organisation committed to the expansion of the public domain and the access and re-use of culture and knowledge, and has been the representative and legal lead of Creative Commons Slovenia since 2004. 

Maja’s recent work focuses on open science, open data, data governance and artificial intelligence, as well as the legal framework of copyright and data for research and science. Maja is the National Coordinator for Slovenia and the Regional Coordinator for the Western Balkans for the Knowledge Rights 21 project. Maja has been appointed by the Minister as the ERA (European Research Area) Action 2 Lead for Slovenia; ERA 2 focuses on the impact of copyright and data regulation on research and innovation.

Maja graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (1996), holds a Master’s degree from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (1999, Economics), Harvard Law School (2000, Law) and Facoltà di Giurisprudenza di Torino (2005, Intellectual Property), and a PhD from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (2006, Copyright Law). She is the author of numerous articles in the field of Intellectual Property and has co-authored a number of books on the Internet and Intellectual Property Law. Her research and consultancy work focuses on intellectual property, in particular copyright, open data and open science. 


Rok Pučnik

Rok Pučnik is a law graduate with experience in corporate law (Novak/Nlaw) and anti-discrimination law (Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities). During his studies, he worked as an editorial assistant for prof. dr. Matjaž Ambrož and prof. dr. Damjan Korošc on research work in the field of criminal law.  


Peter Šujica

Peter Šujica is a law student at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. During his studies, he worked at the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia on the preparation of the 2nd edition of the Great Scientific Commentary of the Criminal Code (2023). He is fluent in English, French, German, Croatian and Slovenian.