Thu, Oct 19, 2017

European data miners: “We were told to relocate our servers to the US”

Tech firms are speaking out against changes to EU copyright rules that they say could force them to leave Europe for the sake of protecting their businesses.

The rules in question concern text and data mining (TDM), the practice of uncovering and analyzing patterns from indexed data sets, ranging from academic papers to social media posts. It is a widespread practice among data analytics companies, who index public content from the Internet and mine it for meaningful patterns.

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