Copyright Exceptions and Data Mining

« On July 5th, 2018, we had the opportunity to interview two esteemed individuals within the field of copyright—Dr. Jane Secker and Mr. Chris Morrison. Dr. Secker is a senior lecturer in educational development at City, University of London and Mr. Morrison is the copyright software licensing and information services policy manager at the University of Kent. Both Dr. Secker and Mr. Morrison sit on the Universities UK / GuildHE Copyright Negotiation and Advisory Committee and are co-founders of the UK Copyright Literacy blog.

To provide some context to their responses, two key elements about European law should be noted. First, on June 1st, 2014, an exception was made to UK copyright law through the implementation of the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014. This included the removal of barriers for Text and Data Mining (TDM) for non-commercial purposes. Second, the European Union (EU) is in the process of modernizing its copyright laws, and recently had a vote on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which was rejected and will be revisited in September of 2018. (…) »