Intellectual Property Rights in TDM
TDM may involve Intellectual Property Rights.
In 2012 JISC published the report Value and Benefits of Text Mining on the benefits, barriers and risks associated with text mining in the UK, stressing the importance of the reform of IPR laws.
Among researchers, research organisations and librarians an important discussion is ongoing regarding national IPR and the TDM licensing policy of some of the larger publishers. More information on this discussion can be found at:
LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries)
IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions)
ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers)
More information on IPR can be found at the site of our Copyright Information Office.
For advise please contact: auteursrecht at library dot leidenuniv dot nl
For advise and support for dealing with TDM licenses please contact our License Manager: e-resources at library dot leidenuniv dot nl.