Unión Europea
Derecho de autor y derechos conexos
3. Please describe the protection accorded to authors of computer programs, databases or compilations of data.
Literary works includes computer programs and compilations (which would include data – see definition of compilation) as defined in section 1 of the Copyright Act 1999. Although Part IV gives provisions for exemptions to copyright work, for instance, research on private study does not apply to literary work that is a computer program. This means that rights of the owners of literary work in relation to computer programs have strict exclusive rights to their work.