IPRs in Databases
Written by Owen Ross on 26 June 2012« Return to Reading Room
Where the above criteria are met the next test to be satisfied is... is it original? Does the selection and arrangement of its contents constitute the authors intellectual creation? For the database right to apply there must be a substantial investment in obtaining verifying or presenting the database contents.
The author also needs to be a qualifying person? To be a qualifying person the maker of the database must have been based in the EEA at the time the expression of intellectual creation was recorded. If the maker of the database was based in the EEA at this time the structure of the database will be protected under section 3 of the Act, data has database right protection under the copyright and rights in databases regulations 1997.
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