Text and Data Mining in EU Copyright Law

University essay from Uppsala universitet/Juridiska institutionen

Abstract: Text and data mining can be a useful tool in such diverse fields as scientific research, journalism, culture and not least training of artificial intelligence and its importance is likely to only grow in the future. Despite its huge potential there are many indicators that copyright law restricts use of text and data mining – keeping users from optimal application. This thesis discusses possible barriers crated by EU copyright law, in particular in the light of the new exceptions provided by the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market and finds that despite improvements in terms of legal certainty there are still obstacles to the efficient application of text and data mining.

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