This projects studied technical and legal problems around the data mining and text analytics industries with particular emphasis on reuse and transformation of digital and cultural products.
Project outputs include:
- Is Licensing the Answer to Existing Copyright and sui generis Database Rights Impediments to Data Mining? – this talk was provided at the Intellectual Property Law Discussion Group (IPDG) meeting in December 2015.
- Response to Draft Legislation to modernise copyright exceptions published for technical review: New Exception for Data Analysis for Non-commercial Research – this collaborative submission from a group of UK academics specialising in intellectual property and information technology law was prepared by Christian Geib and Lilian Edwards.
- “Licences for Europe – A Stakeholder Dialogue” – Working Group 4: Text and Data Mining – this letter was sent by participants in response to a workshop on text and data mining for scientific research purposes.
- The Machines are Rising: TEXT MINING. Why text mining is good news for research, the tax payer and why copyright law still impedes it – this poster was presented at the University of Strathclyde HaSS Graduate School Research Day in May 2015.
- A wrong focus on “non-commercial” instead of “transformative”? Lessons to be learned for European copyright policy from the Google Books decision and opt-out procedures á la robots this talk was provided at BILETA 2014. An abstract is available here.
- Data Mining-A Potential Breakthrough Technology Impeded by Copyright and Sui Generis Database Rights? If so, what solutions are there? – in tis blog post, Christian Geib argues that UK should lobby at EU level for a commercial data mining exception.
- All Hands 2014: CREATe Results – Books, Publishing, Archives and Libraries – in this blog, Megan Blakely reports on the Books, Publishing, Archives and Libraries session at the September CREATe All Hands Conference. This session included a talk from Christian Geib on data mining.
- Project poster – project activities have been summarised in this poster which was presented at the CREATe All Hands conference in September 2014.