Data Mining and Fair USe

ARL has released an “Issue Brief: Text and Data Mining and Fair Use in the United States,” which describes the role and usefulness of text and data mining, provides a short background of fair use, and presents an analysis of fair use in text and data mining, including eight cases that support fair use in this context. No researcher can read all relevant research articles that are published in her field of interest. Even if she could, she would not be able to detect patterns in the research results that emerge only from large-scale computational analysis, known as text and data mining (TDM). In almost all cases, performing TDM on accessible articles is a fair use…