| Commentary

65 Database right

| Commentary

65 Database right

Database right is a separate property right created in the United Kingdom by the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 19971 and may be of relevance in an advertising or marketing context in two principal ways:

  1. 65.1

        database right may subsist in databases of customers or prospective customers compiled for marketing purposes; and

  2. 65.2

        database right may arguably be infringed in the course of the hypertext linking of one Internet website to another2.

Database right attaches to a collection of independent works, data or other materials arranged in a systematic or methodical way and individually accessible by electronic

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