There is not currently an exception in the Copyright Act (1968) for data and text mining. Any data and text mining that involves copying, digitising or the reformatting of copyrighted material without permission may be a copyright infringement.
Fair dealing exceptions may provide some scope for text mining, in doing so a 'reasonable portion' of the work/s is the extent. An entire data set would not be a 'reasonable portion'.
The Ethics Team supports the University's legislated requirements to ethical consideration of research proposals and activities.
Publisher resources, including links to the data and text mining policies of selected publishers are provided in the Publisher resources tab.