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The Copyright (Public Administration) Regulations 2014

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2.—(1) For section 47(2) and (3) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988(1) substitute—

(2) Where material is open to public inspection pursuant to a statutory requirement, copyright in the material is not infringed by an act to which subsection (3A) applies provided that—

(a)the act is done by or with the authority of the appropriate person,

(b)the purpose of the act is—

(i)to enable the material to be inspected at a more convenient time or place, or

(ii)to otherwise facilitate the exercise of any right for the purpose of which the statutory requirement is imposed, and

(c)in the case of the act specified in subsection (3A)(c), the material is not commercially available to the public by or with the authority of the copyright owner.

(3) Where material which contains information about matters of general scientific, technical, commercial or economic interest is on a statutory register or is open to public inspection pursuant to a statutory requirement, copyright in the material is not infringed by an act to which subsection (3A) applies provided that—

(a)the act is done by or with the authority of the appropriate person,

(b)the purpose of the act is to disseminate that information, and

(c)in the case of the act specified in subsection (3A)(c), the material is not commercially available to the public by or with the authority of the copyright owner.

(3A) This subsection applies to any of the following acts—

(a)copying the material,

(b)issuing copies of the material to the public, and

(c)making the material (or a copy of it) available to the public by electronic transmission in such a way that members of the public may access it from a place and at a time individually chosen by them.

(2) For section 48(2) and (3) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 substitute—

(2) The Crown may, without infringing copyright in the work, do an act specified in subsection (3) provided that—

(a)the act is done for the purpose for which the work was communicated to the Crown, or any related purpose which could reasonably have been anticipated by the copyright owner, and

(b)the work has not been previously published otherwise than by virtue of this section.

(3) The acts referred to in subsection (2) are—

(a)copying the work,

(b)issuing copies of the work to the public, and

(c)making the work (or a copy of it) available to the public by electronic transmission in such a way that members of the public may access it from a place and at a time individually chosen by them.

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