Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

Anonymous or pseudonymous databases: acts permitted.

337.—(1) The database right in a database is not infringed by the extraction or re-utilisation of all or a substantial part of the contents of the database when, or pursuant to arrangements made when—

(a) it is not possible by reasonable inquiry to ascertain the identity of the maker of the database, and

(b) it is reasonable to assume that the database right has expired.

(2) In the case of a database made jointly, the reference in subsection (1), to the possibility of ascertaining the identity of the maker of the database shall be construed as a reference to its being possible to ascertain the identity of any of its makers.