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Is Europe Falling Behind in Data Mining? Copyright's Impact on Data Mining in Academic Research


Christian Handke


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Faculty of History and Arts

Lucie Guibault


University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law

Joan-Josep Vallbé


University of Barcelona

June 7, 2015


Abstract:     
This empirical paper discusses how copyright affects data mining (DM) by academic researchers. Based on bibliometric data, we show that where DM for academic research requires the express consent of rights holders: (1) DM makes up a significantly lower share of total research output; and (2) stronger rule-of-law is associated with less DM research. To our knowledge, this is the first time that an empirical study bears out a significant negative association between copyright protection and innovation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: Data mining; copyright; academic research; innovation

JEL Classification: D23, K11, L86, O34


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Date posted: May 23, 2015 ; Last revised: June 9, 2015

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Handke, Christian and Guibault, Lucie and Vallbé, Joan-Josep, Is Europe Falling Behind in Data Mining? Copyright's Impact on Data Mining in Academic Research (June 7, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2608513 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2608513

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Christian Handke (Contact Author)
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Faculty of History and Arts ( email )
P.O. Box 1738
Rotterdam NL-3000 DR
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://www.eshcc.eur.nl/handke/
L. Guibault
University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law ( email )
Kloveniersburgwal 48
Amsterdam, 1012 CX
Netherlands
Joan-Josep Vallbé
University of Barcelona ( email )
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
Barcelona, 08007
Spain
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