On 15 May, 18:00 there is a Mate Tasting in room 48-453. Participation costs 5 €. We will taste over ten kinds of Mate lemonades you can try—also as blind taste testing, so you don’t know which kind you are actually trying.
If you want to participate, register until 13 May by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is binding.
The new semester is beginning and it’s PARTY TIME again!
Let’s celebrate together into the new summer semester 2019 at the Semester Opening 2019 on April 25th starting from 9pm in Foyer 46. The entrance fee is 5€ including wardrobe. Blinded eyes and Private Place will be there. Now all that’s missing is you for it to be a great party!
You want to help?
We’re glad about your helping hands. Everyone who helps gets free entrance to the party and a voucher for drinks. Anyone who helps with cleaning up an disassembly after the party or helps for two regular shifts will be invited to an extra meal sometime afterwards.
The lists for helpers are hanging in front of the AStA-office in Foyer 46. Why don’t you stop by there?
you’re cordially invited to visit the plenary meeting of the student body of the department of Computer Science on Tuesday, 30th April, at 5:15 pm in room 48-453.
Setting of the Agenda
Statement of accounts of the student coucil
Report of the cash auditors
Discharge of the student council
New election of the student council
(according to §46.2 of the eloctoral rules of the student body)
Distribution of the bribing-chocolate
You’re interested in becoming a member of the student council or you want to take care of a department? You know just the right person for such a job? Then simply enter this information into our Kluengel before the VV!
Following the plenary the constitutional meeting of the new student council will take place in the same room. You’re welcome there, as well.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the plenary!
Over the last two years, the European Parliament has been working on a reform of copyright law for the digital age. The final draft was adopted in the trialogue on 13 February and will be voted on by the European Parliament on 28 March.
The student council of computer science at the TU Kaiserslautern welcomes the idea of adapting copyright law to today’s circumstances in which everyone can be a producer and author on the Internet. However, the proposed Directives force us to oppose the Copyright Directive. Two paragraphs in particular worry us: Article 11 (protection of press releases concerning digital use) and Article 13 (use of protected content by information society service providers [...]).
Article 11 allows press publishers to charge money already for displaying extracts from their articles. Based on our experience in Spain and Germany with similar laws, we consider this to be ineffective. In addition, we see a danger for small publishers who, unlike large competitors, are disproportionately dependent on users coming via search engines.
Article 13 requires that any works uploaded by users of Internet platforms (texts, images, videos, etc.) may only be published if appropriate exploitation licences have been negotiated with the rights holders of the works. Like the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, we regard this as a danger to the freedom of art and speech ; thus platform operators such as YouTube and Facebook must introduce censoring upload filters in order to comply with the regulations in Article 13. However, these are generally associated with high error rates and cannot handle quotes and parodies.
As computer science students, we know which problems can be solved with the help of statistics, machine learning and artificial intelligence – ultimately with the help of algorithms. In the case of Article 13, algorithms must decide whether the licences mentioned above have been negotiated. This is typically achieved by recognizing examples, i.e., the algorithm already knows a catalogue of works with a negotiated license agreement and recognizes whether the newly uploaded work corresponds to one of the previous ones. However, these algorithms can only ever find such a match with a certain degree of certainty, i.e. with a certain probability they make mistakes. This means that many legitimate publications would automatically be censored, although there is no reason to do so. Furthermore, the Commission promises that art and satire and the ability to quote will not be compromised by this reform. Even if an algorithm could make perfect licensing decisions (which is not foreseeable in the medium term), it would still have to be decided whether a new work should be used in the context of artistic freedom and not prematurely deleted.
In addition, we agree with the Federal Data Protection Commissioner that the implementation of Article 13 in practice will mean a further centralization of power and information with large Internet corporations, which in the future will also judge content that has not been uploaded to their platforms .
In view of the far-reaching consequences of the Copyright Directive, we call on the Members of the European Parliament to vote against this Directive on 28 March.
 David Kaye, EU must align copyright reform with international human rights standards, says expert, https://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24298.
 Der Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit, Reform des Urheberrechts birgt auch datenschutzrechtliche Risiken, https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Pressemitteilungen/2019/10_Uploadfilter.html.
Denkt dran, den Semesterbeitrag für das kommende Semester bis Freitag (25.01.19) zu überweisen!
Die Daten sind wie folgt:
Begünstigter: Landeshochschulkasse Mainz
Bank: Deutsche Bundesbank Filiale Mainz
IBAN: DE 35 5500 0000 0055001525
BIC: MARKDEF 1550
Beispiel für den Verwendungszweck
SEM 20191 MTKNR 123456 Sozialbeitrag TU KL SS19 Nachname, Vorname
Hinter SEM wird das Kalenderjahr an erster Stelle und das entsprechende Semester an zweiter Stelle angegeben. 1 steht dabei für Sommersemester, 2 für Wintersemester. Geben Sie unbedingt Ihre Matrikelnummer (MTKNR) an.
On Wednesday, January 16th 2019 at 3:30PM in room 48-453 the next session of the student council takes place. As always, anyone who is interested is cordially invited. The agenda for now looks as follows:
Setting of the Agenda
Composition of Referats
Semester Opening 2019
As always, if you wish for changes in the agenda you can note your wishes in the etherpad .
As it is custom every year everyone in the faculty is cordially invited to join our Christmas Party on Tuesday, the 18th of December. It will take place in the seminar room 48-453 and start around 5.30 pm.
There will be mulled wine, warm food and loads of cookies.
Additionally, we organize a white elephant gift exchange (a.k.a. Scrap Secret Santa). If you want to participate, bring a present with you (max.10€) which we will gather at the party. Afterwards, the presents are randomly distributed.
It was this time of the year again: Regularly, for every semester anew, we hold a drawing for everyone who submitted a exam protocol to out protocol system!
This time we raffled prices in the value of more than 120€. Everyone who handed in a protocol had a chance to win vouchers for one of the following establishments:
Trampolin Jump Arena
World of Lasertag
Everyone can participate by submitting a protocol and putting in his or hers eMail-address, which will be separated from the protocol before publishing it. The winners are noticed by email. We want to say a big thank you to everyone, who made the life of other students a lot easier by handing in exam protocols!