Will data services remove intellectual property rights from the picture?
The digital economy has undergone many radical changes over the past few decades. One of the most significant changes is the move from an ownership-based economy to a service-based model.
Traditionally, up until the late ‘90s, digital content was purchased on a physical medium – a floppy disk, CD or DVD. Legally, this purchase covered both the ownership of the physical object and specific rights to use the digital contents stored on the object. In that way, they bought a contractually defined license to use that work, along with the physical object itself. But what about digital data sharing, specifically by the public sector? And what about data that is distributed under an open license? How is ownership defined there?
Curious to find answers to these questions? Recently, we published a new research report exploring the topic of intellectual property rights in data sharing services. Read the full report