[open-science] [UK legislation] Draft regulations allowing non-commercial 'data analysis' published for comment

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Jun 23 07:08:06 UTC 2013

Thanks Ross,
This is very timely and useful from the IPO.
I think we should address the points in some detail and try to anticipate
possible problems.

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
compelling statement.

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).
> http://www.ipo.gov.uk/techreview-data-analysis.pdf
> 2.) exceptions for education
> http://www.ipo.gov.uk/techreview-education.pdf
> 3.) exceptions for research libraries and archives
> http://www.ipo.gov.uk/techreview-research-library.pdf
> 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.
> source:
> http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/ipo-releases-new-draft-exceptions-for.html
> Ross
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Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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