freedom to mine

freedom to mine

[¦frēd·əm tə ′mīn]
(mining engineering)
The law by which anybody has the right to mine certain minerals when he or she has prospected for them and has filed a proper application for the right to mine them.
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Cable's freedom to mine narrow demographic niches has rewritten other long-accepted broadcasting tenets, like the assumption that Saturday--a night with low overall TV-viewing levels--is a black hole.
We need modern tools to mine it, and we need the freedom to mine our fields.