Copyright Protection For Individual Data Points

Law360 (October 22, 2009, 2:11 PM EDT) -- "Sweat of the Brow" dried up long ago as a viable theory of copyright protection for data and data compilations. Congress has not stepped in to fill the gap; many bills proposing database protection having died in committee. And the courts have diluted the misappropriation doctrine by limiting it solely to "hot news."...

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