EU copyright reform and TDM : potentially good for research but certainly not (yet) for innovation !

« Today, the European Commission has presented its legislative proposal to update the EU framework on copyright. LERU is very pleased to see that the EC has finally included the much needed mandatory exception for Text and Data Mining in the proposed Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. This exception will allow Europe to further develop its research potential so as to remain competitive in the global landscape. Although it is clear that there is much room for improvement in the draft directive, LERU believes that this is a first step in the good direction and calls on the other institutions involved in the legislative procedure (European Parliament and Council) to strengthen and widen the exception so as to ensure that it will be good for research but also good enough for innovation. (…) »