December 1, 2015

Association of European Research Libraries on Why a More Flexible Copyright System is Needed For Text and Data Mining To Reach Its Full Potential

Here’s a recently released fact sheet from LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) that explains why the organization is, “advocating for a more flexible copyright system that will allow text and data mining to be used to its full potential.”

The two page document asks and answers these questions:

  • What Is Text And Data Mining?
  • Why Is It Important?
  • Why Do Libraries Want A Copyright Exception?
  • How Can You Help?

From a LIBER Blog Post:

[Along with the Fact Sheet] you can also read the letter of concern sent to the European Commission, to express the need for a more flexible copyright system. It was supported by over 60 influential organisations and individuals, representing researchers, science organisations and industry. This was the EC’s response.

Direct to Fact Sheet (2 pages; PDF)

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