Electronic Databases: Provisions of Protection
Dr Vyas S D*, Librarian, Rai Priya**, Deputy Librarian
* Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, 500078.
** National Law University, Delhi, New Delhi, 110078.
Online published on 16 January, 2012.
In the era of digital divide, the information in the form of electronically searchable databases has given birth to a new profit making industry. Process of creating databases involves considerable cost and is undertaken for generating revenue, but on the other hand it has proved extremely useful to research and educational purposes. Increasing production of digital born databases raises legal issues relating to Copyright and intellectual property in cyberspace environment as there is no globally accepted International copyright law that would take precedence over local laws. The article provides an overview about the legal protection of databases at national and international level. It concludes that librarians should tell their concern about its costing as well as go for national law network for academic law universities.
Electronic Databases, Digital Born databases, Copy Right Protection, Berne convention, WIPO, TRIPS, IPR.