Public administration

58 Copying by Parliamentary Library for members of Parliament

(1)

An officer of the Parliamentary Library may, if the conditions contained in subsection (3) are complied with, supply to any member of Parliament a copy of a literary or dramatic work, and any artistic work included in that work, without infringing copyright in that literary, dramatic, or artistic work or the typographical arrangement of a published edition.

(2)

An officer of the Parliamentary Library may, if the conditions contained in subsection (3) are complied with, supply to any member of Parliament a recording of a communication work or a transcript of a recording of the communication work, without infringing copyright in the communication work or any work included in that communication work.

(3)

The conditions referred to in subsections (1) and (2) are—

(a)

that no member of Parliament is supplied on the same occasion with more than 1 copy or recording or transcript, as the case may be, of the same material; and

(b)

that the copy or recording or transcript is required by that member of Parliament for the purposes of performing his or her duties as such a member.

Section 58(2): amended, on 31 October 2008, by section 38 of the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 27).