A database right is a right akin to copyright that assigns intellectual property to the creator of a database.
"(19) Whereas, as a rule, the compilation of several recordings of musical performances on a CD does not come within the scope of this Directive, both because, as a compilation, it does not meet the conditions for copyright protection and because it does not represent a substantial enough investment to be eligible under the sui generis right;"
- Ray v. Classic FM Plc 1998 (involved a database of 50,000 tracks. Pre-dates enaction of Database Directive.)
- Ministry of Sound sues Spotify, 2013-09-04
- Directmedia Publishing GmbH v Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (database of important german poems)
- The Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations of 1997, in force from 1998-01-01
- wikipedia: Database right
- For the European directive see: Database Directive