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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast aims to provide an overview of the ways in which databases are protected by intellectual property rights. It looks at exactly what a database is, why database protection is becoming more important and the two separate rights which protect databases; database copyright and the sui generis database right.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know the statutory definition of a database;
  • Understand when someone will own the copyright in a database;
  • Understand when the sui generis database right will subsist in a database;
  • Know when these 2 rights will be infringed.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA);
  • EC Database Directive (96/9/EC);
  • Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997 (SI 1997/3032);
  • Dataco Ltd and others v Brittens Pools Ltd and others [2010] EWHC 841 (Ch);
  • PennWell Publishing (UK) Limited v Ornstein and others (2007) EWCH 1570 (QB);
  • British Horseracing Board Ltd & Ors v William Hill Organization Ltd [2001] EWCA Civ 1268;
  • Apis-Hristovich EOOD v Lakorda AD, Case C-545/07.
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In this CPDcast Emily Peters from Bird & Bird looks at the ways in which databases are protected by intellectual property rights.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-07-25

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