Created works Copyright v "Information"
Thought this was interesting, albeit, I have a hard time getting my head around it.
You can't 'possess' information: NSW judge
A NSW judge says information cannot be considered property after a Sydney solicitor sought the destruction of electronic files he'd earlier been ordered to copy for police.
M was accused of fraud in 2017 and, during a bail hearing, ordered to grant police access to a database stored on a third-party cloud management system used by his firm.
The files - copied in paper form and to a hard disk - were held in trust by the court before again being copied to police hard disks in 2019.
M argued that - with his charges now dropped - police should have to return or delete all the database information.
He claimed, among other things, that he had a "possessory title" to the information.
But Supreme Court Justice Robert Beech-Jones on Friday dismissed the lawyer's entire case, saying information cannot be considered property or something someone can possess.
"There can be no title to it and thus no concept of a 'possessory title' to information," he said.https://www.9news.com.au/national/y...2695f2e24c8b