Copyright Act

Version of section 30.6 from 2002-12-31 to 2012-11-06:

Marginal note:Permitted acts

 It is not an infringement of copyright in a computer program for a person who owns a copy of the computer program that is authorized by the owner of the copyright to

  • (a) make a single reproduction of the copy by adapting, modifying or converting the computer program or translating it into another computer language if the person proves that the reproduced copy is

    • (i) essential for the compatibility of the computer program with a particular computer,

    • (ii) solely for the person’s own use, and

    • (iii) destroyed immediately after the person ceases to be the owner of the copy; or

  • (b) make a single reproduction for backup purposes of the copy or of a reproduced copy referred to in paragraph (a) if the person proves that the reproduction for backup purposes is destroyed immediately when the person ceases to be the owner of the copy of the computer program.

  • 1997, c. 24, s. 18.
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