database right


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database right

in intellectual property law, a right similar to copyright. There is no registration for database right: it is an automatic right and commences as soon as the material exists in a recorded form. Database right can apply to both paper and electronic databases. Database right lasts for 15 years from making but if published during this time then the term is 15 years from publication. Database right concerns control over the extraction and re-utilization of the contents of the database.