Factual compilation qualifies for “thin” copyright
Abstract: More and more personal information is collected every day, but some of the most valuable consumer data continues to be pairings of names and addresses. Companies build massive databases that compile this information — but are these compilations protected by copyright? This article discusses when these compilations may have copyright protection and whether that protection may be considered “thin.” Experian Information Solutions, Inc. v. Nationwide Marketing Services, Inc., No. 16-16987, June 27, 2018, 9th Cir.