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The value in the creation of a data producerís right

In the digital era, databases and the data within them are increasingly valuable assets. Data has the potential to be leveraged by businesses and governments for commercial and social ends. Theo Savvides, Sarah Blair and Sean Ibbetson of Bristows consider in this article the deficiencies of database rights in the UK and whether the European Commissionís recently proposed data producerís right might address these issues by extending the scope of protection to data itself.

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