database
noun catalogue, computer base of information, computer file, computer storage, memory Generally:{{}}cyberspace, record, records, registry

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


database
A collection of information arranged in a way to facilitate updating and retrieval. Computer databases commonly consist both of materials protected by copyright and materials that are said to be in the public domain, either because their copyright has run out or because they consist of ideas and facts that themselves do not receive copyright protection. Despite the fact that the database owner may not own any copyright interest in any of the material in the database, the structure and organization of the database itself can qualify as an original work of authorship and thus be subject to copyright protection as a compilation. (See also: compilation)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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