Fighting for a Copyright Directive Fit for Research and Innovation
Science Europe is disappointed that the European Parliament did not sufficiently improve the far too restrictive proposal by the European Commission for Text and Data Mining (TDM) in article 3 of the new Directive on Copyright, in its plenary vote on 12 September.
Science Europe has called for a broad exception for TDM since the first discussions on the modernisation of the copyright legislation. Such an exception is needed to support researchers conducting cutting-edge scientific research, as they often work together with partners from private companies and society. Science Europe believes that anyone who has the right to read content, should also have the right to search and analyse it using automated means.
Science Europe will continue to emphasise the importance of a broad exception for TDM as the Directive moves into the so-called trilogue negotations.