Without a broad text and data mining exception, the UK cannot succeed in its ambition to be an AI superpower (or even keep up with the rest of the world)

Document No: PUB 20S/22 Posted: 06 March 2023

In June of 2022, the UK Government responded to the AI and IP consultation (“Consultation”) and announced plans to implement a broad text and data mining (TDM) exception, including for commercial purposes. The response also assured that “rightsholders will still have safeguards to protect their content”.

This announcement came after a lengthy and thorough engagement process via the AI and IP call for views (“Call for views”) and the subsequent Consultation. No one can accuse the government of not giving this issue careful consideration.