TCRP Legal Research Digest 37: Legal Arrangements for Use and Control of Real-Time Data
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TCRP Legal Research Digest 37:
Legal Arrangements for Use and Control of Real-Time Data
(2011)
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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Legal Research Results Digest 37: Legal Arrangements for Use and Control of Real-Time Data is designed to help transit officials understand the legal options and limitations for real-time data ownership, protection, and use.

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  • Transportation — Public Transportation
  • Transportation — Data and Information Technology
  • Transportation — Law

Publication Info

55 pages | 8.5 x 11
Contents

Table of Contents

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COVER 1-1
CONTENTS 2-2
A. Whether a Public Transit Agency May Hold a Copyright in Real-Time Data 3-3
B. Whether Real-Time Data Are Copyrightable as a Compilation or Database 4-5
C. Issues for Real-Time Data Under the Copyright Act 6-9
D. Registration of Automatic Databases with Real-Time Data 10-10
B. Copyright of Audiovisual Programs 11-11
C. Computer Programs and Compilations or Databases 12-12
E. Copyright Protection and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 13-13
A. Preemption by the Copyright Act of Causes of Action Under State Law 14-15
B. Tort of Misappropriation Under State Law 16-18
IV. WHETHER A TRANSIT AGENCY HAS PROPRIETARY RIGHTS IN REAL-TIME DATA 19-20
A. Use of Contracts, Licenses, and End-User Agreements 21-22
B. Whether Copyright Law Preempts Provisions of Licenses or Other Agreements Seeking to Protect Noncopyrightable Data 23-23
C. Transit Agencies' Survey Responses Regarding Laws and Contractual Issues 24-25
A. Electronic Communications Privacy Act 26-26
B. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act 27-27
D. Whether Real-Time Data Constitutes a Trade Secret 28-29
E. Licensing of Real-Time Data and the Computer Information Transactions Act 30-31
B. State Public Records Disclosure Laws 32-35
VIII. POST-SEPTEMBER 11 SECURITY ISSUES AND PUBLIC ACCESS TO TRANSIT REAL-TIME DATA 36-37
CONCLUSION 38-39
APPENDIX A--DISCUSSION OF RESPONSES TO SURVEY QUESTIONS 40-48
APPENDIX B--TRANSIT AGENCIES RESPONDING TO THE SURVEY 49-50
APPENDIX C--SURVEY QUESTIONS 51-53
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 54-54
BACK COVER 55-55

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