LIBER, its library members and the researchers they support, are actively advocating for a more flexible copyright system that will allow Text and Data Mining to be used to its full potential.
We have produced a number of documents that explain the importance of Text and Data Mining and our call for a more flexible copyright system.
Our TDM Factsheet is an excellent place to start. It shows how TDM can increase the progress of science exponentially. The factsheet also explains why the current copyright system is holding back this progress, and what you can do to help.
You can also read about our withdrawal from the Licenses for Europe process. This was preceded by a letter of concern sent to the European Commission, to express the need for a more flexible copyright system. It was supported by over 60 influential organisations and individuals, representing researchers, science organisations and industry (read the EC’s response).
Our previous advocacy work in the area of copyright includes:
- LIBER signs MoU on Out of Commerce Works on behalf of European Research Libraries (20 September 2011)
- EBLIDA, LIBER and ENCES Statement on the EC Proposal for a Draft Directive on Orphan Works (27 May 2011)
- LIBER Response to Commissioner Barroso on the proposed changes to the European Copyright Directive regarding Orphan Works, (16 August 2010)