Data Management

Is Database Protected Under Copyright? A Legal Analysis

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Executive Summary

Databases are an essential element of the continuous advances in human knowledge and productivity. Databases, particularly computer databases touch every one's life either directly or indirectly. Many people use computer databases at work and obtain benefits from it. All those benefits are the product of labour, skill and creativity as well as monetary investment by the database producer. On that reason, database producers expect revenues for the creation. Without adequate protection for databases, the producers will not have enough incentive to produce them.

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