Excellent news for Text and Data Mining users: The EU’s European Commission publicised today that they will be working on an exemption for TDM for non-commercial and commercial use. This is a broader exemption than the one adopted in the UK and, if adopted as legislation, this would mean a major boost for research and innovation in Europe. This is part of their vision to modernise European copyright rules.
SPARC Europe and many other organizations have been working for this, and it is so good to see that our efforts have made an impact!
We made recommendations to the European Commission and the European Parliament on changing European copyright law to ensure easy access to data for text and data miners: See our Briefing Paper on TDM here.