Reconsidering copyright protection for software and databases.

Dina. Koutouki
Software and databases are tools utilized daily by a large variety of people. Copyright, in conjunction with other legal mechanisms and technological protection methods provides too much protection for these functional works. This is alarming since software and databases are generally the tools used to access and utilize information in today's society. Overprotection in these areas may lead to the creation of information monopolies, stifling innovation and putting at risk user rights. This is especially...
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