LIBER welcomes final compromise text for the European Union’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

« LIBER welcomes news that negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council have agreed a final compromise text for the European Union’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

(…) Notably, it represents a hugely significant step forward in the way that researchers, libraries, and citizens can use in-copyright works. These include:

  • Articles 3 and 3a which for the first time reflect  the data economy we live in, introducing copyright exceptions for Text and Data Mining (TDM) which forms the basis of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • Article 5 which allows digital preservation of in-copyright works including the use of digital preservation networks within a member state, but also cross border.
  • Articles 7-9 which create mechanisms that allow for the mass digitisation of in-copyright but out of commerce works that sit in the continent’s libraries and archives. (…) »