CHAPTER 21Rights in Data

Rights in data is a highly specialized area of law designed to encourage creative thinking and fair competition in the marketplace by protecting the rights of individuals and businesses that have transformed their ideas into property. In government contracts, data rights may take the form of (1) unlimited, (2) limited, (3) government purpose, and (4) restricted. These rights are defined in DFAR 252.227-7013 Rights in Technical Data—Noncommercial Items (Nov 1995) as follows:

1) Unlimited Rights: Rights that entail the development of products exclusively at the government’s expense, providing the government with an unrestricted, royalty-free right to use the product. Consequently, the government may use the data as it sees ...

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