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What does Database mean?

A database is a copyright work which comprises a collection of independent works, data or other material which are arranged in a systematic way and are individually accessible by electronic or other means.

An original database is a literary work and so protected as a copyright work provided that by reason of the selection or arrangement of the contents of the database the database constitutes the author's own intellectual creation. See Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, s 3A.

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Database is referenced 1 in Halsbury's Laws of England

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