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This agreement has been specifically written to prohibit distribution of the database by anyone other than WBMS, and therefore enforces chapter 3, s29 ss 3 (b) of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 (the ACT). It negates the defence of anyone distributing the database that they were unaware this constituted infringement of our copyright.


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The DATA includes, any printed material, any ‘online’ or electronic documentation and associated media. By installing, copying, downloading, accessing or otherwise using WBMS DATA, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree, The COPYRIGHT OWNER is not willing to license DATA to you. In such event, you may not use or copy WBMS DATA, and you should promptly contact the COPYRIGHT OWNER for instructions on return of the product.

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