Intellectual Property

Copyright in Databases


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Instructor: Sonali Maitra and Todd Smithline (Host)
Length: 30 minutes
CLE: None.
Roundtable: No
Created: 12/17

Does U.S. copyright law protect data or collections of data in databases? From reviewing fundamental copyright concepts to explaining core caselaw and offering hypotheticals, Guest Instructor Sonali Maitra provides a comprehensive answer.

Specific Topics
  1. Background: Copyright Law
  2. Compilations
  3. What Do the Cases Say?
  4. The Special Question of “Database Rights”
  5. Examples and Tips