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Legal and Ethical Issues Committee

The main responsibility of the Legal and Ethical Issues Committee, is to advise the Board of Directors on all issues related to IPR, privacy protection and ethical matters, to be referred to below as 'legal issues'.

Its main tasks include:

  • to collect, consolidate and prepare for publication in a single place the findings and recommendations related to legal issues emerging from the CLARIN preparatory phase project;
  • to maintain the set of license templates supported by CLARIN and adapt them to new developments within or outside CLARIN;
  • to develop and implement procedures for the discussion and adoption of new recommendations for dealing with legal issues;
  • to liaise closely with the Standing Committee for CLARIN Technical Centres in order to ensure that our legal issues policy and its technical implementation are in line;
  • to ensure harmonisation of legal policies between CLARIN ERIC and related initiatives, such as (but not restricted to) the META project and sister SSH infrastructures;
  • to publish and promote the legal policies adopted by CLARIN;
  • to advise the Board of Directors in all legal issues.

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Aleksei Kelli Chair Estonia
Paweł Kamocki Member Germany
Penny Labropoulou Vice-chair Greece
Andrius Utka Member Lithuania
Ilze Auziņa Member Latvia
Silvia Calamai Member Italy
Eelco Ferwerda Member Netherlands
Mateja Jemec Tomazin Member Slovenia
Erik Ketzan Member Germany
Anne-Mette Somby Member Norway
Krister Lindén Member Finland
Walter Scholger Member Austria
Sussi Olsen Member Denmark
Vanessa Hannesschläger Member Austria
Pavel Straňák Member Czech Republic
Laska Laskova Member Bulgaria