House Judiciary Committee OKs Database Protection Bill

Law360, New York (January 21, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The House Judiciary Committee approved Wednesday a controversial bill that would give database owners the kind of protection that copyright holders enjoy.

The committee voted 16 to seven to pass the measure, allows database owners to sue in civil court for damages arising from the theft of information. The legal umbrella would bar "free-riders" who misappropriate databases gathered by others at considerable expense and reintroduce them into commerce as their own.

H.R. 3261, the “Database and Collections of Information Misappropriations Act” was introduced by Rep. Howard...
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