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The Rights to a Database

Databases have become very valuable assets.  People often ask, what is the law relating to databases?  What is a database?  How do you define a database in an agreement?  How does the law protect different aspects of a database?  What [...]

By | July 30th, 2009|Categories: Intellectual Property Protection|Tags: , , |

Copying from online databases without consent

If a website provider includes databases on its site, can it stop other people from using or reproducing data from those databases? Yes. A database is protected as a literary work under the Copyright Act 98 of 1978 whilst computer [...]

By | October 21st, 2008|Categories: Intellectual Property Protection|Tags: , , , , , |