[Open-access] [UK legislation] Draft regulations allowing non-commercial 'data analysis' published for comment
pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Jun 23 07:08:06 UTC 2013
This is very timely and useful from the IPO.
I think we should address the points in some detail and try to anticipate
I think possible areas not covered include:
* technological access to large amounts of material (i.e. the right to
* the need to quote substantial parts of the work for scholarly purposes
(i.e faithful to the original text).
* the need to make annotated corpora available for reference (certainly at
the section level - e.g. the whole of "materials and methods").
* the right to extract information from diagrams and tables and other
e-media such as recordings.
I would not like to outline what we MAY do as this implies that anything
else is forbidden.
My internet is flaky for several days but will try to read/respond.
This is a VERY important area and I think the OKF should have a clear
On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 5:18 PM, Ross Mounce <ross.mounce at okfn.org> wrote:
> The UK Intellectual Propert Office (IPO) has released some draft
> legislation for technical review that may be of interest. It concerns new
> allowances for:
> 1.) 'non-commercial data analysis' (which I would assume to specifically
> include text mining and content mining).
> 2.) exceptions for education
> 3.) exceptions for research libraries and archives
> The IPO welcomes answers to the questions posed in each document and any
> specific drafting suggestions by 2 August 2013. Comments can be submitted
> by email to copyrightconsultation at ipo.gov.uk
> The IPO will also be holding a series of open meetings in the week
> commencing 22 July 2013 to give an opportunity for discussion of the
> drafts. Numbers will be limited so you are advised to book your place by
> emailing copyrightconsultation at ipo.gov.uk.
> Ross Mounce
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