Copyright in databases in Australia
Fitzgerald, Anne M. & Dwyer, Natasha Copyright in databases in Australia. (Unpublished)
A database will be protected under Australian law if it is a literary work; expressed in material form; meets the originality test; and has a relevant connection with Australia. Facts and data in themselves are not protected by copyright. However, a collection of data, a dataset, or a database may be protected by copyright if it is sufficiently original. Whether a work is sufficiently original to be protected by copyright depends on whether it has been produced by the application of independent intellectual effort by the author/s, which may involve the exercise of skill, judgement, or creativity in selecting, presenting, or arranging the information. This summary synthesises recent cases regarding originality in factual compilations.
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|Keywords:||Copyright, Database, Originality, Data, Australia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Natasha Dwyer and Anne Fitzgerald|
|Copyright Statement:||Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence|
|Deposited On:||17 May 2012 22:57|
|Last Modified:||17 Dec 2014 06:49|
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