Perspectives on Legal Protection of Databases in the EU and the Czech Republic

23 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2016

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Tomáš Dobřichovský

Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 19, 2016

Abstract

This article is aimed at analyzing the legal framework for the protection of databases in the EU and the Czech Republic with special regard to “sui generis” protection, primarily taking into account relevant provisions of the Database Directive, that still maps EU database law despite the unsatisfactory effects of “sui generis” protection in practice. Above all, the problem of the accessibility of databases to the public is addressed, viewing this critical issue within the context of relevant precedential judgements of the CJEU on the British Horse racing Board, Fixtures Marketing and in particular, the Ryanair case. Perspectives and regulation options for future prospects and the workings of both copyright and “sui generis” protection of databases are outlined, above all in order to avoid the contractual locking-up of unprotected non-original databases.

Keywords: databases, legal protection, copyright, “sui generis” protection, balance of interests, accessibility of content of databases

Suggested Citation

Dobřichovský, Tomáš, Perspectives on Legal Protection of Databases in the EU and the Czech Republic (October 19, 2016). Charles University in Prague Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 2016/II/2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2855234 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2855234

Tomáš Dobřichovský (Contact Author)

Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Law ( email )

Nam. Curieovych 7
Praha, 11640
Czech Republic

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