Footprints of Feist in European Database Directive

A Legal Analysis of IP Law-making in Europe

  • Indranath Gupta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 171-189

About this book


Connected to the jurisprudence surrounding the copyrightability of a factual compilation, this book locates the footprints of the standard envisaged in a US Supreme court decision (Feist) in Europe. In particular, it observes the extent of similarity of such jurisprudence to the standard adopted and deliberated in the European Union. Many a times the reasons behind law making goes unnoticed. The compelling situations and the history existing prior to an enactment helps in understanding the balance that exists in a particular legislation. While looking at the process of enacting the Database Directive (96/9/EC), this book reflects upon the concern that was expressed with the outcome of Feist decision in Europe.


Database Directive Feist Intellectual Property Lawmaking Transatlantic Influence Sui Generis Copyright

Authors and affiliations

  • Indranath Gupta
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  1. 1.Centre for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Jindal Global Law SchoolO.P. Jindal Global UniversitySonipatIndia

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