Tanya Aplin of King’s College presents "The continuing dilemma of database protection"
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Copyright protection of databases has been problematic for many years and continues to be so. This is because databases expose the underlying uncertainties and difficulties of key copyright principles, such as originality and authorship. This seminar will map out the nature of these uncertainties and difficulties from an international, regional and national perspective, in particular dealing with the relevant international treaties, the EU Database Directive and case law developments in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and the European Union. It will argue that protection of databases will continue to pose a dilemma for copyright law unless and until the principles of originality and authorship are better articulated and possibly reformulated.