CLARIN Café on Text and Data Mining Exceptions a Year After - Has the Pony Become a Horse?


General Information

This edition of the CLARIN Café is organised by Paweł Kamocki, chair of the CLARIN Legal and Ethical Issues Committee (CLIC).  

Date: 08 November 2022

Time: 14:00 - 16:00 (CET)

Venue: CLARIN virtual Zoom meeting

A full overview of the Café sessions can be found on the CLARIN Café page.


Copyright exceptions for Text and Data Mining (TDM) are something that the language research community has been asking for for many years. In 2019, the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market introduced two such exceptions: one designed specifically for scientific research purposes, and one for the general public. Both provisions raised many doubts and questions (discussed during another CLARIN Café in late 2021). They were to be implemented by the Member States by mid-2021, and although some countries implemented them later than others, it can be said that today European researchers have already had a chance to discover if the new exceptions correspond to their needs and, indeed, make their work easier. 

During this CLARIN Café, legal experts and researchers from CLARIN countries will share their experience with the TDM exceptions, and together with all the participants they will try to answer the question whether the pony received last year has now become a full-grown horse -- and whether it is actually a good thing.

How to Join

Please register for free using this link in order to receive the meeting room details.





Slides, Blog, Recordings

Will be made available here after the event.