Part I of this article describes the basic framework of the ACA’s proposal for copyright protection of data bases. It also compares and contrasts the opposing viewpoints expressed by MITI and in the ACA Report. Part II examines United States legal theories relating to data bases and analyzes the conflicts between the ACA Report and the United States approach to data bases arising under copyright law. Part III examines the impact of the above discussions on issues to relating to data protection law, including copyright law.
Computer Data Base Protection -The Impact of Japanese Legislative Developments on United States and Japanese Copyright Laws,
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