Database protection, case V CSK 150/07

October 2nd, 2009, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Supreme Court in its judgment of 24 august 2007 case V CSK 150/07 held that an agreement on the use of the database is acceptable under the rule of contractual freedom, and it is similar to a typical license agreements. The contract for the work belongs to a group of contracts assigning ownership of the material components supplied by the contractor. If the work is deemed as the computer system then the contract transfers to the conctractor any copies of copyright works and databases that are not works and gives him the right to use them as intended, although copyright as a property right is not transferred to the contractor.