The Legal Protection of Databases by Mark J. DavisonThe Legal Protection of Databases by Mark J. Davison

The Legal Protection of Databases

byMark J. Davison

Paperback | December 3, 2007

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Mark Davison examines several legal models designed to protect databases, and specifically, the E.U. Directive--the history of its adoption and its transposition into national laws. Davison compares the Directive with various American legislative proposals, as well as the principles of misappropriation that are behind them. In addition, the book contains a commentary on the appropriateness of the various models in the context of arguments for international agreement on the topic.
Mark Davison is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at Moash University. He has published articles on intellectual property and restrictive trade practices in England, Germany, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and China.
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Title:The Legal Protection of DatabasesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:December 3, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521049458

ISBN - 13:9780521049450

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Table of Contents

Foreword William R. Cornish; Acknowledgements; Table of cases; Table of legislation; Table of European Union legislation; Table of treaties, conventions, other international international and regional instruments; 1. Introduction; 2. Some basic principles; 3. Protection of databases in the EU; 4. Transposition of the Directive; 5. Protection of databases in the United States of America; 6. International aspects of protection of databases; 7. The appropriate model for the legal protection of databases; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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'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