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  • 9.3 Overlapping Rights
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A work can be protected simultaneously by provisions pertaining to the protection of copyright, catalogues and databases. However, the different types of protection (copyright, protection of catalogues and databases) are not mutually exclusive. In practice, the protection that has first been established is applied. The Supreme Court decision KKO 2005:43 discusses overlapping rights. In its decision, the Supreme Court came to the conclusion that once the primary demand regarding infringement on copyright was accepted, the secondary demand regarding infringement of the protection of catalogues expired. [1]

Notes and References

[1] Supreme Court decision KKO 2005:43