Participation in event on copyright and the case of text and data mining at European Parliament


John McNaught, deputy director of NaCTeM, will take part in a panel session entitled "Copyright and Research & Innovation Policy: The Case of Text and Data Mining", to the held Belgium on Tuesday 12th November. The panel session is entitled "Research & Innovation: The Potential of Text & Data Mining for Europe".

Background to the event

MEP Pawel Zalewski, Amelia Anderdotter, Marietje Schaake, and other MEPs co-signed a letter to President Barroso on the need to reform the Information Society ("InfoSoc") Directive (2001/29/EC) in December 2012. The Commission responded with the launch of the Licences for Europe initiative, which will conclude on 13 November. Now, almost one year later, this event aims to look back at what happened and how to move forward. In doing so, it brings together a broad range of stakeholders: MEPs from across the political spectrum, NGOs, industry representatives, and policy experts. The two panel session will be moderated by Ms Eleonora Rosati of the University of Cambridge.

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