Copyright And Internet – Database Protection In GermanyComputer technology has made possible the transformation of expressive works into digital electronic format. Through the Internet, the user can download and manipulate pre-existing works and then retransmit them. This article highlights how databases are protected under German Law.
The following questions have been addressed in this article:Are Software and databases protected?
Is there other protection of databases compiling facts?
Are there restraints of the sui-generis law?
How long do the rights exist and who is holding the rights?
What are the rights of the copyright holder?