Data mining In UK higher education institutions: law and policy

Guadamuz, Andres and Cabell, Diane (2014) Data mining In UK higher education institutions: law and policy. Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, 4 (1). pp. 3-29. ISSN 2045-9807

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Abstract

This article explores some of the issues surrounding data mining in the UK's higher education institutions (HEIs). Data mining is understood as the computational analysis of data contained in a text or data set in order to extract new knowledge from it. There are two main ways in which HEIs are involved with data mining: in the process of conducting research, and as producers of data. As consumers, HEIs may have restrictions on the manner in which they can conduct research given the fact that it is likely that content will be protected by intellectual property rights. As producers, HEIs are faced with increasing pressure to make publicly-funded research available to the public through institutional repositories and other similar open access schemes, but some of these do not set out reuse policies for data. The article concludes that if more research was made available with adequate licensing strategies, then the question of whether data mining research is legal would be moot.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence > K0520 Comparative law. International uniform law > K1401 Intellectual property
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence > K7000 Private international law. Conflict of laws > K7550 Intellectual property
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Depositing User: Andres Guadamuz
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2014 08:40
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 01:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/47683

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