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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(18); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051819.

The Copyright Dilemma and Solution for “Data-Driven Creation”


Jiehua Lu

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Jiehua Lu

School of Law and Intellectual Property, Foshan University, Foshan, China


“Data-driven creation” means that data plays an important role in the creation of works and distribution of content. Big data has brought new challenges to the copyright legal regime while driving innovation in the copyright industry. First, the data-driven creation of works has shifted from “supply-oriented” to “demand-oriented”, and the main body of creation has shifted from “author-centrism” to “reader-centrism”. Second, the free use of data is the key to creative quality, and the boundaries of fair use should be appropriately expanded. Finally, data-driven creation brings negative problems such as algorithmic bias, information cocoon, and data monopoly, and a collaborative governance approach should be sought to ensure the healthy development of the industry.


Data-driven creation; Copyright; Reader-centrism; Fair use; Data monopoly

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Jiehua Lu. The Copyright Dilemma and Solution for “Data-Driven Creation”. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 18: 112-117. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051819.


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