Our mantra “The right to read is the right to mine” is featured in The Guardian

‘Call to unlock a treasure chest of hidden research data’  FULL ARTICLE

 

“Academics believe they can discover more about diseases such as Alzheimer’s by data mining relevant literature”.

“Publishers are resisting a change to copyright law that would allow academics to digitally mine published research to help crack intractable problems”

“Legal uncertainty” is pointed to as another issue, according to Wellcome Trust policy officer Will Greenacre, who says researchers worry about getting sued. “The right to read is the right to mine” is a mantra of pro-content mining organisations, which argue that since people are legally allowed to copy down facts and notes from articles with a pen and paper to reach conclusions, a computer programme should be allowed to perform the same function.

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Scotland's (main, but not only) #OpenScience #OpenAccess #OpenData #OpenSource #OpenKnowledge & #PatientAdvocate Loves blogging http://figshare.com/blog Glasgow, Scotland.

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