British Library welcomes new exceptions to copyright

« … The proposed changes, which are due to come into effect on 1 June, include:

 – Making digital preservation of sound and film lawful;

– Extending ‘fair dealing’ for non-commercial research and private study to allow the copying of sound and film, including the facilitation of copying by a librarian or curator;

– Allowing the digitisation of the Library’s analogue collections to be used on dedicated computer terminals on the Library’s own premises;

– Allowing Text and Data Mining for non-commercial research purposes;

– Allowing the Library and its users to apply UK copyright limitations and exceptions, irrespective of contracts with publishers and suppliers (…) »