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- This paper is a very comprehensive discussion of how copyright and database right apply to geodata. (It concludes that copyright is not applicable, but database right is.)
- A paper presented at a 2006 ESDI workshop covered some issues of geodata IP. Abstract (p108), presentation.
- See this paper for some pointers: "Due to their factual and standardized character geographic information often does not meet the requirements of originality, required by copyright. However, common law shows that geo-information with a personal view can be protected by copyright. This is for example true for topographical maps: the generalization, use of colours and symbols may represent a personal view of how the data is represented on a map.
- Also see  (2.2.4).
- Base resource is Copyright, Rights in Performances, Publication Right, Database Right; unofficial consolidated text of UK legislation - all UK copyright/database right law in one place.
- A paper presented at an Ordnance Survey-organised conference discussing database right and copyright as applied to geodata.
Rest of the world
There is no statute law explicitly defining database right in Australia, however such a right has been held to exist. See case law
- The Australian Copyright Council produces a document on copyright for maps and charts in Australia Information sheet G090.