FEB 13, 2019 | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Applauds EU Decision to Enact Mandatory Exception for Text and Data Mining in Copyright Directive
BRUSSELS — February 14, 2019 — BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the agreement reached today by the EU Institutions, after more than two years of negotiations, to enact a mandatory exception for Text and Data Mining (TDM) for commercial purposes in Art. 3(a) of the Copyright Directive.
TDM is a form of software-enabled analytics that enables users to unlock correlations and identify useful knowledge from information that rests undiscovered in data sets in ways that humans can process and harness for a myriad valuable purposes. TDM is one of the revolutionary tools used by Artificial Intelligence (AI), a fundamental process in machine-learning and data analytics.
As a global organisation, BSA has advocated for broad TDM exceptions (only in cases where the party doing so already has lawful access to the underlying work) with all global leaders in AI. Countries such as Japan, Singapore, and the United States provide broad exceptions while Canada and Australia are considering updates to their copyright legislation, including an exception for TDM for commercial uses.
“By agreeing to include a mandatory exception for TDM, the EU has made the decision to take a leading role in AI. TDM is central to the development of AI and to the future of Europe’s digital economy,” said Thomas Boué, BSA Director General, Policy – EMEA. “As global leaders move towards balanced legislation in this field, this decision gives the EU the opportunity to claim a leading role in the global development of AI through future-proof rules that protect rights holders while supporting cutting-edge technologies and research.”
소프트웨어 연합(BSA | The Software Alliance, 이하 BSA)(www.bsa.org)은 각국 정부를 대상으로 세계 시장에서 전 세계 소프트웨어 업계를 대변하고 옹호하는 선도적 연합체입니다. 세계의 가장 혁신적 기업들이 회원사로 참여하며 경제에 활기를 불어 넣고 현대의 생활을 향상시키는 소프트웨어 솔루션을 만들어 내고 있습니다.
워싱턴 DC에 본부를 두고, 30개국이 넘는 국가들에서 운영되는 BSA는, 합법적 소프트웨어 사용을 증진시키고 기술 혁신을 촉진하며 디지털 경제의 성장을 추진하는 공공 정책을 지지하는 준법 프로그램들을 선도합니다.