Database Directive

Directive 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases

 

Preamble

 

Chapter I - Scope

 

Article 1 - Scope


Article 2 - Limitations on the scope

 


Chapter II - Copyright

 

Article 3 - Object of protection  


Article 4 - Database authorship 

 

Article 5 - Restricted acts 

 

Article 6 - Exceptions to restricted acts

 


Chapter III - Sui Generis Right

 

Article 7 - Object of protection  


Article 8 - Rights and obligations of lawful users


Article 9 - Exceptions to the sui generis right 

 

Article 10 - Term of protection  


Article 11 - Beneficiaries of protection under the sui generis right

 


Chapter IV - Common Provisions

 

Article 12 - Remedies

 

Article 13 - Continued application of other legal provisions


Article 14 - Application over time 

 
Article 15 - Binding nature of certain provisions 

 

Article 16 - Final provisions 

 

Article 17

 

 

Disclaimer

Text in force at 06-01-2019. The text can be verified at EUR-LEX. Titles of articles have been added for convenience, but are lacking in the official text, IP-PorTal.