Tag Archives: open data

New technology and Belgium

Is the Belgian legal system light-years away from understanding or using basic contemporary technology, and therefore uniquely disqualified to rule on any IP issues around such technology? The Court of Appeal of Antwerp, Belgium’s second city, ruled on a request to block access to the Pirate Bay website on 26th September 2011. Many people have Read more …

So who owns data?

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) can help us to protect (“own”) new technology and innovation. It’s not really ownership in the same way as ownership of physical goods, but IPRs do give their holders exclusive rights. All fine and dandy, but there’s also tremendous value in data. So what about data? Who owns them? Is it Read more …