A proposed broad copyright exception for text and data mining that favours AI developers is unlikely to be welcome news for rightholders.
By Deborah Kirk, and Brett Shandler
On 28 June 2022, the UK government published its response to its consultation on “Artificial Intelligence and IP: Copyright and Patents”, which commenced in October 2021 (Response).
Among other points, the government has indicated its intention to introduce a new copyright and database exception that allows text and data mining (TDM) for any purpose, provided that the party employing TDM obtains lawful access to the material. Continue Reading