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Problems of Database Protection in the Russian Federation


  • Vitaly Kalyatin

    () (Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). Center on Information Law. Senior legal researcher)


The sui generis database right was added to copyright protection of databases in the Russian legislation only in 2008. In December 2010, new draft amendments to the RF Civil Code were published, substantially developing this regulation. This article examines the position of the Russian Federation regarding regulation of databases in its historical development and compares it with the relevant regulation in the European Union. While the Russian Federation generally follows the European model, there are some important specific provisions in the Russian Federation that should be taken into account by database producers and database users.

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  • Vitaly Kalyatin, 2011. "Problems of Database Protection in the Russian Federation," HSE Working papers WP BRP 01/LAW/2011, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:01/law/2011

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    1. Becker, Gary S., 1978. "The Economic Approach to Human Behavior," University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press, edition 0, number 9780226041124.
    2. Cooter, Robert & Rappoport, Peter, 1984. "Were the Ordinalists Wrong about Welfare Economics?," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 22(2), pages 507-530, June.
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    database; copyright; sui generis right;

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    • K19 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Other


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