Why we do it
The LAW4OSAI (License-Aware Web Crawling for Open Search AI) project is driven by the need to bridge the gap between legal expertise and technological advancements in web search. With the proliferation of digital content, it’s crucial to ensure that web crawling and search technologies respect the rights of content creators. By enabling license-aware crawling of web content, we aim to promote a more transparent and legally compliant approach to web search. This project seeks to empower both content creators and users by providing tools and insights that facilitate informed decision-making regarding the use and dissemination of digital content.
University of Twente
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101070014 OpenWebSearch.EU project within its Cascading Funding.
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union, granting authority. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.
How we do it
To achieve our objectives, we foster interdisciplinary collaboration between legal experts specializing in copyright and technology law, and technical professionals in the open web search community. Through this collaboration, we develop innovative tools and methodologies for automatically identifying and retrieving content licenses during web crawling processes.
By integrating legal insights into web crawling algorithms, we aim to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of license detection mechanisms. Additionally, we provide guidance and resources to facilitate compliance with European laws and support the rights of content creators in the digital landscape.