16:30:00 - 18:00:00,
Thursday 18 June, 2009
The European Court of Justice has recently decided several cases regarding the EU database protection directive and its impact on a sui generis right to information. Starting with the protection of horse racing data, the ECJ is now up to decide whether a compilation of medieval poetry in a book is protected against re-use of its structure. All these cases might lead to a monopolistic right in information and cause fear whether the free access of the public to information might be undermined by new intellectual property rights.
Dr Hoeren will examine the leading ECJ cases and try to determine whether the database right is efficent in the light of constitutional and ethical meta-values.
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- Professor Dr Thomas Hoeren
- Name: Professor Dr Thomas Hoeren
- Affiliation: Head of the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law of
the University of Muenster
- URL: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/?id=43
- Bio: Dr Hoeren is the Head of the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law of the University of Muenster (Germany). He also works as a judge at the Court of Appeal of Dusseldorf (Copyright Senate).