Complying with Database Copyright Legislation

In the UK, the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997 sets out intellectual property rights in relation to databases. This topic gives a brief outline of copyright, owner rights and user rights, both for online and paper based databases.

A contractual agreement setting out what can and cannot be done to a database is a way of minimising the risk of legal action by users or owners of databases.

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  • A database owned by your organisation that is not protected by contractual agreements may expose your organisation to possible ownership disputes.

There are multiple Key Actions providing safeguards against this Information Security Issue. These are available in the registered version of RUSecure™.

  • Lack of knowledge of database rights regulations could mean that a database which your organisation has compiled from various sources, infringes several copyrights.

There is 1 Key Action providing safeguards against this Information Security Issue. These are available in the registered version of RUSecure™.

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