The Legal Protection of Databases

by Mark J. Davison

Series: Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law (No. 5)

Mark Davison examines several legal models designed to protect databases, considering in particular the EU Directive, the history of its adoption and its transposition into national laws. He compares the Directive with a range of American legislative proposals, as well as the principles of misappropriation that underpin them. In addition, the book also contains a commentary on the appropriateness of the various models in the context of moves for an international agreement on the topic. This book will be of interest to academics and practitioners, including those involved with databases and other forms of new media.

In The Press

'This text contains a wealth of information, is well written and uses a solid structure to analyse complex ideas and legislation in a way that is easy to follow … it will be an invaluable resource for those readers seeking an overview of developments in the protection of databases at a national and international level as well as for readers wanting an analysis on how such developments have been implemented.' Copyright Reporter