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On the basis of the Copyright Act, collections consisting of works, information or other materials can be protected on four different bases. Collections can be protected: [1] [2] [3]

  • As compilations in the meaning of the Copyright Act §5,
  • As literary or artistic works in the meaning of the Copyright Act §1,
  • As catalogues in the meaning of the Copyright Act §49, or
  • as special sui generis databases

Notes and References

[1] Copyright Act § 5

[2] Copyright Act § 1

[3] Copyright Act § 49