The update addressed technological change and adaptation by copyright law and collective management organizations, and discussed new specific user needs such as in creating data sets for artificial intelligence and text-data mining exercises. Collective blanket licenses are particularly appropriate for such high-volume automated requirements. CCC in particular has worked to make TDM licensing efficient and effective.
To paraphrase the English copyright advocate Charles Clark, ‘the answer to technological challenge is technological adaptation’.
The Future of Collective Licensing – Copyright in the Digital Marketplace
By permitting researchers, academics, publishers and others to make use of copyrighted materials and enabling rightsholders to receive royalties for those uses, collective licensing creates efficient markets that make copyright work.