UK Government publishes draft legislation on copyright exception for data analysis


We are pleased to report that the Government intends to amend the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, which will have a significant impact on the articles to which text mining processes can be applied for research purposes.

According to the planned amendment, it will no longer be an infringement of copyright for a person who already has a right to access a copyright work (whether under a licence or otherwise) to copy the work as part of a technological process of analysis and synthesis of the content of the work (e.g., text mining) for the sole purpose of non-commercial research.

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