Administrative & Regulatory Filings

Exemption to Section 1201 Liability for Text and Data Mining

On behalf of Authors Alliance, the Clinic successfully petitioned the Copyright Office for an exemption to Section 1201 liability for researchers engaging in text and data mining of literary works and films. As part of a triennial proceeding, the Clinic drafted a petition, responded to opponents, and appeared before the Copyright Office to make the case for such research. The Copyright Office largely granted the pro-posed exemption in October 2021.