Europe Needs A Broad & Mandatory TDM Exception

Publié le 15 novembre 2018, par Thérèse Hameau

« LIBER has signed an open letter calling for a broad and mandatory Text and Data Mining exception, in order to guarantee that European research and innovation can thrive.

Our call comes as the European Commission, Council and Parliament negotiate final changes on a revised copyright framework for Europe.

In September, the European Parliament finalised its own position and voted to approve proposed changes to copyright reform. Although some improvements were made which will help libraries to better preserve, digitise and share their collections, LIBER was disappointed by a lack of support for critical technologies such as Text and Data Mining (TDM) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The Parliamentary negotiating position approved in September included a mandatory exception for research organisations but others such as businesses and the general public were left with a very restricted optional exception that Member States could choose to implement or not. This risks causing 28 different technology environments across the single market.

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