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DATA PROTECTION

10 November 2015

Legal protection of databases — Copyright — Topographic maps — Right to prevent extraction of contents — Independence of materials constituting “database” — Possibility of separating materials without affecting informative content — Parliament and Council Directive 96/9/EC, art 1(2)

Freistaat Bayern v Verlag Esterbauer GmbH (Case C-490/14 EU:C:2015:735; [2015] WLR (D) 431

ECJ: Acting President of Second Chamber R Silva de Lapuerta; President of Court K Lenaerts (Rapporteur); Judges JL da Cruz Vilaça, C Lycourgos, J-C Bonichot; Advocate General Y Bot

29 October 2015

Geographical information extracted from a topographic map by a third party to be used to produce and market another map retained sufficient informative value to be classified as “independent mat...

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