Commentary

161 Permitted acts in relation to computer programs, databases, designs, typefaces and works in electronic form

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA vol 15(1) commentary, music industry documentation
| Commentary

161 Permitted acts in relation to computer programs, databases, designs, typefaces and works in electronic form

| Commentary

161 Permitted acts in relation to computer programs, databases, designs, typefaces and works in electronic form

It is not an infringement of copyright for a lawful user of a copy of a computer program to make any back up copy of it which it is necessary for that person to have for their lawful use1. A person is a lawful user of a computer program if they have the right to use the program2. Any agreement which purports to prohibit the making of a back up copy is void3.

It is not an infringement of copyright for a lawful user of a computer program to decompile that program provided that it is necessary to do so in order obtain information necessary to create an independent program which can be operated

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