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The Resource A question of balance : private rights and the public interest in scientific and tecnhical databases, Committee for a Study on Promoting Access to Scientific and Technical Data for the Public Interest, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council, (electronic book)

A question of balance : private rights and the public interest in scientific and tecnhical databases, Committee for a Study on Promoting Access to Scientific and Technical Data for the Public Interest, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council, (electronic book)

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A question of balance : private rights and the public interest in scientific and tecnhical databases
Title
A question of balance
Title remainder
private rights and the public interest in scientific and tecnhical databases
Statement of responsibility
Committee for a Study on Promoting Access to Scientific and Technical Data for the Public Interest, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
New legal approaches, such as the European Union's 1996 Directive on the Legal Protection of Databases, and other legal initiatives now being considered in the United States at the federal and state level, are threatening to compromise public access to scientific and technical data available through computerized databases. Lawmakers are struggling to strike an appropriate balance between the rights of database rights holders, who are concerned about possible commercial misappropriation of their products, and public-interest users of the data such as researchers, educators, and libraries. A Question of Balance examines this balancing act. The committee concludes that because database rights holders already enjoy significant legal, technical, and market-based protections, the need for statutory protection has not been sufficiently substantiated. Nevertheless, although the committee opposes the creation of any strong new protective measures, it recognizes that some additional limits against wholesale misappropriation of databases may be necessary. In particular, a new, properly scoped and focused U.S. statute might provide a reasonable alternative to the European Union's highly protectionistic database directive. Such legislation could then serve as a legal model for an international treaty in this area. The book recommends a number of guiding principles for such possible legislation, as well as related policy actions for the administration
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
346.7304/82
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF3024.C6
LC item number
N38 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
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A question of balance : private rights and the public interest in scientific and tecnhical databases, Committee for a Study on Promoting Access to Scientific and Technical Data for the Public Interest, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10038554
Dimensions
23 cm.
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unknown
Extent
xvi, 142 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780309068253
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
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A question of balance : private rights and the public interest in scientific and tecnhical databases, Committee for a Study on Promoting Access to Scientific and Technical Data for the Public Interest, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, National Research Council, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10038554
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 142 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780309068253
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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