How does Euro copyright law affect big data innovation? :: RLUK16 conference keynotes
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RLUK16 Keynotes

Lord David Willetts
Resolution Foundations
Professor Gerard Meijer
Radboud University
Marcus Munafo
University of Bristol
Martin Eve
Birkbeck, University of London

How does European copyright law affect innovation in the big data economy?

Europe is lagging behind the rest of the world. Other than the UK, no European Union Member State has modernised its copyright laws to legalise the mining of Big Data. Only in the UK can a government, university or hospital lawfully mine information it has access to. However because of the European Copyright and Database Directives, even in the UK the activities of a commercial company like a technology SME or a pharmaceutical company mining Big Data on the open web are still unlawful. Read more...

The University of Edinburgh Library and Collections is holding its first Knowledge Exchange Week to take place 20th June -24th June 2016 in the city of Edinburgh. 

The programme is aimed at both Library and Cultural Heritage Professionals from all backgrounds and career stages and applications are welcome from Erasmus partner universities and other academic institutions across Europe. This exciting summer programme will provide a unique opportunity to learn from speakers from across Library and Collections and gain a hands on insight into the work that they do. 

Applications will be accepted during the period 5th February- 5th March 2016, via the online form only. The event is FREE to attend.

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Jisc and Adam Matthew collaborate to provide access to ‘Migration to New Worlds’ to all UK Higher and further education institutions

Migration to New Worlds (, a collection of materials on the ‘Century of Immigration’, is to be made freely available to all UK academics and students in higher (HE) and further (FE) education institutions from January 2016 thanks to a collaboration between Jisc and Adam Matthew. Read more...

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