From a BL Announcement:
The British Library today (20 December 2012) welcomes the announcement by Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, outlining new exceptions to the UK’s copyright framework.
In particular, the Library welcomes the exceptions that will now allow:
- Digital preservation of its collections including, for the first time, sound and film
- Non-commercial research copying of in-copyright sound and audiovisual content
- Non-commercial text and data mining of content that an organisation has purchased or has lawful access to
- The digitisation of its analogue collections for access on the premises
The exceptions were recommended in the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth, commissioned by the Prime Minister in 2010.