Study on the legal framework of text and data mining (TDM)
The background of this study is described as follows in its Terms of Reference (“ToRs”): “Data mining is currently subject to discussions in the UK in the context of a review of the copyright legislation in that Member State. Other Member States (e.g. Ireland) are also assessing the issue. The matter is nevertheless rather new and there is not a “coined definition” of what data mining activities are. Text and data mining has, in the impact assessment performed by the UK IPO, been defined in the following way: “Text and data and data analytics methods extract data from existing electronic... information, to establish new facts and relationships, building new scientific findings from prior research. These new methods involve copying of prior works as part of the process to extract data”."