ProjectsPast & Current
Bulgaria is already part of the The World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap)project of Stanford University! This is an amazing online resource informing the public about evolving Internet regulation affecting freedom of expression and user rights worldwide. We from ILAC, we are honoured to be part of it and to be able, together with the ILAC team, to contribute for this page coming alive. In Bulgaria WILMap page you will find information about the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) liability according to the Bulgarian legislation as well as relevant case law. We recommend you visiting the European Union WILMap page, created by Giancarlo F. Frosio, coordinator of the WILMap project.
Internet Mediation Academy
ILAC is one of the few organisations licensed by the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice for training and licensing itself mediaters and ADR representatives. This being said we are the ONLY one specialized in Domain Name Dispute resolutions and the only one training its student for DND representation. We prepare our own students as we train them both theoretically and practically by assigning them real cases they are managing under the supervision of our experts. Our Internet Mediation Academy is one of our most rewording and cherished projects.
What you are going to find in our Academy:
- Online administration of disputes
- The online dispute-resolution system
- Dispute resolution for domain names in the gTLD-MoU system
- Dispute resolution for domain names in the INternet ONE system
- Other dispute procedures for new gTLDs
- Country code top-level domains (ccTLDs)
- WIPO domain name panelists
- Training session
We are planning to start a online version of the Academy and provide a distance learning option for everyone who wants to participate.
If you want to enrol to our Academy contact our team and we are going to send you the Syllabus and time schedule of the course.
We have helped the young musicians represented by Dazibao Publishing Inc. to better understand their rights. Because the age of the musicians, we have put many hours of work in just explaining the copyright, as part from the intellectual property. Especially about musical works and altering music, therefore infringing companies copyright by reproducing amended versions of the aforementioned works. We made strong impression, quoting and emphasizing on the liability both criminal and civil.
For the sound and video studio La Villa, we have taken a different approach. The most difficult task was, explaining different ways of protecting their intellectual property, how to protect their brands, creations and designs in whole Europe, explaining Community trademarks, designs and rights. Another thing was convincing the studio of the importance of signing written agreements with both authors and producers, about ownership of the intellectual property. General point was the written contracts and the intellectual property rights which are the subject, should be detailed as precisely as possible.
Current active projects
Our project aims to guide the users to resources from which they could get what they are looking for without breaking the law. We also target lawyers, through the bar associations, believing they are an essential part of the effective IP protection. In case of an infringement, the victims are addressing lawyers searching for legal advice and cooperation. In many cases, unfortunately lawyers are not well prepared on this matter. A lot of efforts have been put in ameliorating the qualification of judges, prosecutors and public sector employees but bar associations have been left behind. That is why we want to help them raise their competence on this matter and after that better protect the interest of IP owners.
- General objective of the Project:
- Raising awareness about the value, benefits of Intellectual Property, emphasizing on the copyright
- Raising awareness about the damages of infringements by involving stakeholders, multipliers, media and Stimulating people to people encounters.
SAFE INTERNET FOR CHILDREN is an initiative, launched in May 2011, is a cooperative voluntary intervention designed to respond to emerging challenges arising from the diverse ways in which children go online and to provide parents with valuable information regarding the realities of online safety. It is also designed to give parents additional tools to ensure that our children are surfing the Internet safely.
The Initiative has 7 areas:
- Creating a safer online environment
- Giving everybody the skills, knowledge and understanding to help children and young people stay safe online
- Inspiring safe and responsible use and behaviour
- Simple and robust reporting tools for users
- Age-appropriate privacy settings
- Wider availability and use of parental control
- Takedown of child sexual abuse material
The work plan of the Initiative contains performance indicators for each of these action points. One year after its launch, ILAC is going to make its first recommendations to make the Internet a better and safer place for kids.
We are now looking for partners (companies, NGOs, individuals) who recognise their responsibility towards our children and who are going to commit to take positive action not only for the duration of the initiative throughout 2015-2016 but as a general.