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 Meta-Search-Service as unfair competition in Norway

According to the Trondheim District Court, offering a meta-search-service to facilitate a search in several data bases from different real estate agents can infringe copyrights and sui generis database rights. Although providing a meta-search-engine does not constitute an unfair practice, bad faith can be generated by inferior quality leading users to hold the service as a representative of the rights holder's database.

Decision by Trondheim District Court of March 17, 2006, Finn Eiendom AS and AS v. Supersøk AS and Ekko It AS





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