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83 Acts permitted to lawful users

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6: DATABASES

83 Acts permitted to lawful users

A lawful user of a database may do anything in the exercise of his right to use it which is necessary for the purposes of accessing and using the contents of the database or any part of it1. Any term or condition in an agreement purporting to restrict such rights shall be void2.

In Ryanair Ltd v PR Aviation BV3, the ECJ was asked to rule on whether the owner of a database that is neither protected by copyright nor by the sui generis database right under the Database Directive4 could limit use of

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