Polish Air Navigation Services Agency recalls that AIS publications, including AIP Poland, (except NOTAM), are subject to legal protection, in particular to: the Act of 4 February 1994 on copyright and related rights (Journal of Laws No. 24, Item 83 as of 1994 as amended) hereinafter referred to as the Act on copyright and related rights and the Act of 27 July 2001 on the protection of databases (Journal of Laws No. 128, Item 1402 as of 2001) hereinafter referred to as the Act on the protection of databases.
In certain cases set down in law, it is possible to use AIS publications without PANSA’s consent (permissible use). The permissible use may, among others, permit quoting fragments of the disseminated works or minor works in full, within the scope justified by explanation, critical analysis, teaching or the rights governing a given kind of creative activity. The permissible use right, within the meaning of the Act on copyright and related rights, falling outside the scope of the private use each time requires identification of the source and the full name of the author.
Legislative instruments (i.e. ratified intergovernmental agreements, directives and decisions of the European Union, acts and legislative decrees, regulations, local government laws) do not constitute the subject of the copyright law.
Conditions of making AIS publications subject to legal protection available:
1. Using AIS publications within the scope of the permitted use, specified in the Act on copyright and related rights, does not require PANSA’s consent and shall be free of charge.
2. Using AIS publications for non-commercial purposes, outside the scope of the permissible use, requires written permission of the PANSA and no payment is demanded.
3. Using AIS publications for commercial purposes, outside the scope of the permissible use, is subject to chargeable license contract.
The license contracts in the cases covered in point 3 shall be signed in the written form. In the cases covered in point 2, PANSA shall issue licenses free of charge (electronic form is acceptable), if the activity of the third party goes beyond the scope of the permissible use and, at the same time, is perceived as desirable for PANSA or having a positive impact on air traffic safety issues. It relates, in particular, to: using PANSA’s materials in amateur blogs, for teaching and research purposes, in scientific works and other works of scientific character, web-based free of charge portals focusing on popularization of aviation knowledge.