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Title: Databases Protection and Access to Information
Authors: Gardner, William
Rosenbaum, Joseph
Issue Date: Nov-2001
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The paper discusses about the advantages and disadvantages of Antipiracy Act. If the Act comes into effect it would give protection to database producers who have invested substantial amount of resources, or efforts to gather, organize or maintain the collection. The Act does not cover government collections of information or computer program for creating or maintaining collection of information. Many databases, which are currently not protected by copyright, would get protection under this Act. There are many disadvantages of this Act also. Although the Act exempts scientific uses of a collection but it does not exempt the fair use of information, which may harm actual or potential market. Another disadvantage is that it could harm science by restricting access to data.
Page(s): 487-492
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JIPR Vol.06(6) [November 2001]

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