Factual information, such as stock market data, weather reports, topographical data and business news, is rapidly becoming a very valuable commodity. And wherever business is booming, piracy is looming. Can copyright law provide adequate protection? Is there a conflict between a copyright in works of fact and the freedom of expression?
Protecting Works of Fact is about these and other dilemma's of information law. The book contains a collection of articles written by legal scholars and practitioners. Most articles were originally presented at the `Copyright in Information' conference of the Institute for Information Law (University of Amsterdam), which was held in Amsterdam on December 1, 1989.