Thu, Jan 20, 2022

Contribution to the UK’s Intellectual Property Office’s Consultation on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property

The European Alliance for Research Excellence (EARE) is a coalition of companies and research organisations formed in 2017 that are committed to the future of innovation and R&D in Europe. The coalition is supported by Allied for Startups, BSA | The Software Alliance, LIBER Europe, Research Libraries UK, SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries), UCL Library (University College London) and LACA (UK Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance), and has been advocating for copyright rules in Europe that enable a fair and effective use of Text and Data Mining (TDM), to ensure Europe’s competitiveness and future prosperity.

Since 2017, we have been supporting a broad, easy-to-understand TDM exception in Europe. TDM generates actionable intelligence from data sets that were once too large and too volatile to analyse, and is driving revolutionary advances in data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence that are helping address some of society’s most pressing challenges.

We warmly welcome the opportunity to contribute to the UK IPO’s consultation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intellectual Property (IP): copyright and patents. Considering our remit spans TDM and Open Data, we will be focusing our contribution on the second area explored by the consultation on “Licensing or exception to copyright for text and data mining, which is often significant in AI use and development”.

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