What are Database Rights?

Database rights are unregistered rights similar to copyright.  A database is a collection of items which are arranged in a systematic way and are individually accessible.  The length of protection from database rights is 15 years from conception.  Although the database may be protected, the individual components, which may be factual data, are not.  Database rights have existed under European Union law since 1996, and are yet to exist under U.S. law.  Find out more information here.