Singapore to revise copyright law in data analytics boost

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Singapore is planning to amend its copyright law to make it legal to copy text and data for analysis, among other proposed revisions to the Copyright Act.The exception to the law will allow copying of copyrighted materials for the purpose of data analysis, where the user has lawful access to the materials that are copied.

This will promote usage of big data analytics across a gamut of industries, unlocking new business opportunities, speeding up processes and reducing costs, Singapore’s law ministry said last week.

Currently, individuals and organisations that use automated techniques to analyse text, data and other content to generate insights risk infringing copyright because large-scale copying of works without permission is often involved. [read more]

Source: Aaron Tan, Tech Target | Computer Weekly