Agreement For Intellectual Property Rights
Unlike licensing agreements that grant, under certain conditions, permission to exploit intellectual property, assignments are generally transfers of property rights without conditions for the exploitation of rights. Article 10.2 clarifies that databases and other compilations of data or other material as such are protected by copyright, even if the databases contain data that, as such, is not protected by copyright. Databases are protected by copyright, provided that they constitute spiritual creations on the basis of the selection or arrangement of their contents. The provision also confirms that databases must be protected, whether machine-readable or in another form. . . .