Drawing Swords After Feist: Efforts to Legislate the Database Pirate

@article{Ekstrand2002DrawingSA,
  title={Drawing Swords After Feist: Efforts to Legislate the Database Pirate},
  author={Victoria Smith Ekstrand},
  journal={Communication Law and Policy},
  year={2002},
  volume={7},
  pages={317 - 341}
}
  • V. Ekstrand
  • Published 1 July 2002
  • Law
  • Communication Law and Policy
The United States Supreme Court's 1991 ruling in Feist v. Rural Telephone, Inc., is critical to the debate over the nature of copyright protection for compilations and the use of "originality" as a constitutional requirement for copyright protection. An analysis of case law following Feist and several congressional database protection bills demonstrates some confusion about protection for compilations. The case law is limited, however, and does not indicate rampant piracy. In addition, the… 

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