Who Owns My Language Data? White Paper
Realities, Rules & Recommendations

Translation 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