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Title: WIPO Draft Databases Treaty: Issues and Implications in Indian Context
Authors: Gupta, V K
Issue Date: Mar-1997
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: This paper examines the issues and implications of the proposed WIPO treaty on intellectual property in respect of databases in the Indian context. It argues for articulation of exceptions on the basis of fair use principles to provide for the use and re-utilization of databases for scientific research, private purposes, education, public health and other social or governmental purposes. The importance of public domain/ government-owned information has been highlighted. The need of database protection is essential to the context of the growth of information industry and services and attracting foreign investments and exploiting domestic capabilities. The impact of the proposed sui generis protection on secondary information services like abstracting is an important issue in the Indian context and needs to be examined.
Page(s): 60-70
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Appears in Collections: JIPR Vol.02(2) [March 1997]

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