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The Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997

The Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997

The Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997 implement the Legal Protection of Databases Directive.  The Directive harmonises the laws of member states relating to the protection of copyright in databases. It also created a new exclusive “sui generis” right for database producers (the ‘database right’), valid for 15 years, to protect their investment of […]