LIBER has released "Response to Elsevier's Text and Data Mining Policy: A LIBER Discussion Paper."
Here's an excerpt from the announcement:
LIBER believes that the right to read is the right to mine and that licensing will never bridge the gap in the current copyright framework as it is unscalable and resource intensive. Furthermore, as this discussion paper highlights, licensing has the potential to limit the innovative potential of digital research methods by:
- restricting the tools that researchers can use
- limiting the way in which research results can be made available
- impacting on the transparency and reproducibility of research results.