The value in the creation of a data producer’s right


This article was first published in Digital Business Lawyer, July 2017
In the digital era, databases and the data within them are increasingly valuable assets. Data has the potential to be leveraged by businesses and governments for commercial and social ends. Theo Savvides, Sarah Blair and Sean Ibbetson of Bristows consider in this article the deficiencies of database rights in the UK and whether the European Commission’s recently proposed data producer’s right might address these issues by extending the scope of protection to data itself.
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