TCRP Legal Research Digest 37 – Legal Arrangements for Use and Control of Real-Time Data


This issue of the Legal Research Digest discusses the legal importance of real-time data usage to over 6,000 transit agencies in the United States. Technological advancements in the collection and distribution of real-time data have thus raised some issues regarding the ownership of such data, as well as the implications of advertising and releasing data to the public.

Recurrent themes within Research Digest 37 are copyright law and the protection of transit agencies’ real-time data, the applicability of copyright laws to computer programs that collect or disseminate data, and agencies’ proprietary rights when it comes to such data.

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