You can’t treat a database like a car in the garage – Your Response v Datateam – Technology Law Update

Posted March 21st, 2014 in contracts, conversion, database right, news by sally

‘A publisher engaged a database manager to maintain a database of subscribers. There was no a formal contract and no provisions for termination were agreed. The relationship ended badly and the publisher gave a month’s notice. The database manager refused to release the database until outstanding fees and damages were paid – raising an old-style legal concept that was useful in the days before modern contracts.’

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Technology Law Update, 20th March 2014