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TAUS White Paper: Who Owns My Language Data?

Realities, Rules and Recommendations 

2020-01-06Translation inherently triggers questions about intellectual property rights and data protection laws. As the translation ecosystem is complex, it is not easy to draw simple conclusions on who is responsible for what and which use cases are legitimate or not. Expert advice is required.

Therefore, TAUS in collaboration with Baker McKenzie Law Firm produced this white paper as a blue print for the translation industry. In this white paper, the following topics are addressed:

  • Distinction between translation data and language data
  • Defining a typical translation supply chain with legal rights
  • Copyright on language data
  • Copyright on individual segments
  • Copyright in practice
  • Applying GDPR to data
  • Geographical scope