EU Commission to propose strong text and data mining rights for researchers

« The European Commission wants to give universities, research institutes and research-performing companies improved legal certainty to scour text and data produced in scientific journals, according to leaked proposals.

The preferred option is to grant researchers a mandatory text and data mining right. This would mean a free rein to use computer programmes to data mine research papers, a practice which to date has been tightly controlled by journal publishers in Europe. (…) »