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The Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997

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  1. Introductory Text


    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Implementation of Directive

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.Scheme of the Regulations


    1. 5.Copyright in databases

    2. 6.Meaning of “database”

    3. 7.Meaning of “adaptation” in relation to database

    4. 8.Research

    5. 9.Permitted acts in relation to databases

    6. 10.Avoidance of certain terms

    7. 11.Defined expressions


    1. 12.Interpretation

    2. 13.Database right

    3. 14.The maker of a database

    4. 15.First ownership of database right

    5. 16.Acts infringing database right

    6. 17.Term of protection

    7. 18.Qualification for database right

    8. 19.Avoidance of certain terms affecting lawful users

    9. 20.Exceptions to database right

    10. 20A.Exceptions to database right: deposit libraries

    11. 20B.Exceptions to database right: Marrakesh beneficiaries

    12. 21.Acts permitted on assumption as to expiry of database right

    13. 22.Presumptions relevant to database right

    14. 23.Application of copyright provisions to database right

    15. 24.Licensing of database right

    16. 25.Database right: jurisdiction of Copyright Tribunal


    1. 26.Introductory

    2. 27.General rule

    3. 28.General savings

    4. 29.Saving for copyright in certain existing databases

    5. 30.Database right: term applicable to certain existing databases

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. Parliamentary and judicial proceedings

        1. 1.Database right in a database is not infringed by anything...

      2. Royal Commissions and statutory inquiries

        1. 2.(1) Database right in a database is not infringed by...

      3. Material open to public inspection or on official register

        1. 3.(1) Where the contents of a database are open to...

      4. Material communicated to the Crown in the course of public business

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where the contents of a database...

      5. Public records

        1. 5.The contents of a database which are comprised in public...

      6. Acts done under statutory authority

        1. 6.(1) Where the doing of a particular act is specifically...

    2. SCHEDULE 2


      1. Licensing scheme and licensing bodies

        1. 1.(1) In this Schedule a “licensing scheme” means a scheme...

        2. 2.Paragraphs 3 to 8 apply to licensing schemes which are...

      2. Reference of proposed licensing scheme to tribunal

        1. 3.(1) The terms of a licensing scheme proposed to be...

      3. Reference of licensing scheme to tribunal

        1. 4.(1) If while a licensing scheme is in operation a...

      4. Further reference of scheme to tribunal

        1. 5.(1) Where the Copyright Tribunal has on a previous reference...

      5. Application for grant of licence in connection with licensing scheme

        1. 6.(1) A person who claims, in a case covered by...

      6. Application for review of order as to entitlement to licence

        1. 7.(1) Where the Copyright Tribunal has made an order under...

      7. Effect of order of tribunal as to licensing scheme

        1. 8.(1) A licensing scheme which has been confirmed or varied...

      8. References and applications with respect to licences by licensing bodies

        1. 9.Paragraphs 10 to 13 (references and applications with respect to...

      9. Reference to tribunal of proposed licence

        1. 10.(1) The terms on which a licensing body proposes to...

      10. Reference to tribunal of expiring licence

        1. 11.(1) A licensee under a licence which is due to...

      11. Application for review of order as to licence

        1. 12.(1) Where the Copyright Tribunal has made an order under...

      12. Effect of order of tribunal as to licence

        1. 13.(1) Where the Copyright Tribunal has made an order under...

      13. General considerations: unreasonable discrimination

        1. 14.In determining what is reasonable on a reference or application...

      14. Powers exercisable in consequence of competition report

        1. 15.(1) Sub-paragraph (1A) applies where whatever needs to be remedied,...

  7. Explanatory Note

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