Text and Data Mining: Report from the Expert Group

“A specific and mandatory exception to remove text and data mining [TDM] for scientific purposes from the reach of European copyright and database law should be drafted….In considering various possible forms of legal exception from copyright and database law for text and data miners, the argument is made that from an economic perspective it makes little sense to propose a distinction between commercial and non-commercial TDM. A well-designed copyright regime should provide appropriate stimulus for all types of research and, at the same time, an appropriate level of protection for all rights owners. Once this balance has been reached, there is no reason to distinguish between commercial and non-commercial research….”