‘Please share nicely – From Database directive to Data (governance) acts’

“In retrospect, life was simple in 1996, the year that gave us the Database directive and its much-maligned sui generis right aimed at promoting a European database industry. Fast forward and see: The Database directive stands unchanged and there is still no clear evidence that the then-new intellectual property right is an effective instrument. At the same time, there is a flush of policy initiatives, laws and legislative proposals that either problematize or downplay the importance of intellectual property rights for data …” (more)

[Mireille van Eechoud, Kluwer Copyright Blog, 18 August]

First posted 2021-08-18 17:00:27

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