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2. In these Regulations—
“the 1998 Act” means the Data Protection Act 1998(1);
“the 2000 Act” means the Freedom of Information Act 2000(2);
“the 2002 Act” means the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002(3);
“the 2004 Regulations” means the Environmental Information Regulations 2004(4);
“the 2004 Scottish Regulations” means the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004(5);
“applicant” means any person who makes a request for re-use of a document to a public sector body;
“content” means information recorded in any form;
“document” means any content, including any part of such content, whether in writing or stored in electronic form or as a sound, visual or audio-visual recording, other than a computer program;
“government department” includes a Northern Ireland department, the Northern Ireland Court Service and any other body or authority exercising statutory functions on behalf of the Crown;
“information access legislation” means any legislation governing access to information including the 1998 Act, the 2000 Act, the 2002 Act, the 2004 Regulations and the 2004 Scottish Regulations;
“public sector body” has the meaning ascribed to it by regulation 3;
“relevant intellectual property rights” means any of the following rights—
copyright (within the meaning of section 1 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988(6));
database right (within the meaning of regulation 13 of the Copyright and Rights in Database Regulations 1997(7));
publication right (within the meaning of regulation 16 of the Copyright and Related Rights Regulations1996(8)); and
rights in performances (meaning the rights conferred by Part 2 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988);
“re-use” and cognate expressions have the meaning ascribed to them in regulation 4;
“working day” means any day other than a Saturday or a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or any day which is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(9) in any part of the United Kingdom.
“writing” includes text which is—
transmitted by electronic means;
received in legible form; and
capable of being used for subsequent reference.
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