Digital Economy - The State of the Debate

Copyrights on Data and Competition Policy in the Digital Single Market Strategy


Machine-generated data and automated data collection play a crucial role in the Data Era, thus urging a fresh analysis on the existing European regulatory framework with the view either to confirm its consistency or to suggest some adjustments. Moving from such request, in the following it will be verified whether the existence and exercise of the rights on data granted by Directive 96/9/CE may erect excessive barriers to the entry of new players in those sectors characterized by the presence of few undertakings which can rely on considerable information sources and on the most advanced technologies, and, if so, whether and to which extent the abuse of right doctrine may limit the exploitation of databases rights beyond the scope of the European architecture.


directive 96/9/CE; rights on data; misuse doctrine; digital single market strategy

Full Text:




Antitrust & Public Policies
ISSN: 2284-3272

Iscrizione al Tribunale di Roma n. 300, del 12 dicembre 2013, modificata con registrazione n. Reg. Certificati 216 bis/2019

Last issue published on December 30, 2019