Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

[F1Databases: permitted acts]E+W+S+N.I.

[F250D Acts permitted in relation to databases.E+W+S+N.I.
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F2S. 50D inserted (1.1.1998) by S.I. 1997/3032, reg. 9 (with Pt. IV)

(1)It is not an infringement of copyright in a database for a person who has a right to use the database or any part of the database, (whether under a licence to do any of the acts restricted by the copyright in the database or otherwise) to do, in the exercise of that right, anything which is necessary for the purposes of access to and use of the contents of the database or of that part of the database.

(2)Where an act which would otherwise infringe copyright in a database is permitted under this section, it is irrelevant whether or not there exists any term or condition in any agreement which purports to prohibit or restrict the act (such terms being, by virtue of section 296B, void).]