Re-utilisation of whole or substantial part of database by dedicated meta engine

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IPPT20131219, CJEU, Innoweb v Wegener

DATABASE RIGHTS

 

Re-utilisation of whole or substantial part of database by dedicated meta engine.

 

"54. that an operator who makes available on the Internet a dedicated meta search engine such as that at issue in the main proceedings re-utilises the whole or a substantial part of the contents of a database protected under Article 7, where that dedicated meta engine:
– provides the end user with a search form which essentially offers the same range of functionality as the search form on the database site;
– ‘translates’ queries from end users into the search engine for the database site ‘in real time’, so that all the information on that database is searched through; and
– presents the results to the end user using the format of its website, grouping duplications together into a single block item but in an order that reflects criteria comparable to those used by the search engine of the database site concerned for presenting results."

 

IPPT20131219, CJEU, Innoweb v Wegener

 

C-202/12 - ECLI:EU:C:2013:850