| Commentary

206 Database right

| Commentary

206 Database right

From 1 January 1998, a property right (‘database right’) subsists in a database if there has been a substantial investment in obtaining, verifying or presenting the contents of the database1. For a period of fifteen years from the end of the calendar year in which the database was completed (or if the database is made available to the public before the end of such period, fifteen years from the end of the calendar year in which the database is made public), the owner of the database right may prevent any unauthorised extraction2 or

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