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“the 1988 Act” means the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48);
“database right” has the meaning given by regulation 13(1) of the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/3032);
“deposit library” means any of the British Library Board and the authorities controlling—
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“electronic publication” means an on line or off line publication including any publication in electronic form (within the meaning given by section 178 of the 1988 Act);
“film” has the meaning given by section 5B of the 1988 Act;
“medium” means any medium of publication, including in particular any form of on line or off line publication;
“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State;
“publication”, in relation to a work—
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includes making the work available to the public by means of an electronic retrieval system;
and related expressions are to be interpreted accordingly;
“publication right” has the meaning given by regulation 16(1) of the Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/2967);
“sound recording” has the meaning given by section 5A of the 1988 Act.
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