Copyright Policy

Copyright Policy

All materials provided by the korea Legislation Research Institute through its web services (such as services through its web pages and web services for statutes of the Republic of Korea in English) are products entitled to protection by the Copyright Act, and the Korea Legislation Research Institute has all rights to such materials. In principle, no one is permitted to, without authorization, reproduce or distribute any material provided by the Korea Legislation Research Institute through its web services.

Materials published or contents provided by the Korea Legislation Research Institute are protected by the Copyright Act, and the Korea Legislation Research Institute has the copyright to such materials and contents. Therefore, an unauthorized person may not reproduce or distribute any material or content provided by the Korea Legislation Research Institute.

Any person who intends to publish a material produced by the Korea Legislation Research Institute in any other web-site or an off-line medium in accordance with a lawful procedure may not alter any content thereof without authorization, except for correction of simple errors, and any person who violates this prohibition may be subject to criminal punishment.

For the purpose of news reporting, review, education, or research, any person may quote a material produced by the Korea Legislation Research Institute up to a reasonable extent in accordance with fair practices. In such cases, however, quotations shall be limited to part of a work.

A web-site may have a ‘simple link’ or ‘direct link’ to any web service of the Korea Legislation Research Institute on any of its web-pages, but please note that a ‘frame link’ or ‘embedded link’ constitutes infringement on a copyright.

Any one may personally use materials provided by the Korea Legislation Research Institute or reproduce such materials for the purpose of domestic use or any similar use, not for profit: Provided, That neither a company, even a non-profit company, nor an organization may reproduce any material of the Korea Legislation Research Institute even for its internal use.

Various data provided by the Korea Legislative Research Institute has been collected, processed and compiled for people's convenience and reference.

In any of the following cases, the Korea Legislative Research Institute may discontinue providing information, in its sole discretion:

If a user is likely to hinder any of the originally intended functions of the web service of the Korea Legislative Research Institute by breaching any of the conditions of use;

If the use of data provided by the Korea Legislative Research Institute substantially violates any third party's right;

If any data provided by the Korea Legislative Research Institute is misused for a crime or any other wrongdoing;

If it is necessary for the Korea Legislative Research Institute to take any of the following measures for any other reason, in order to provide data effectively:

- Preventing inconvenience to people caused by a delay or an error in updating data or by typographical errors in data entry;

- Preventing confusion, loss, etc. caused by forgery, falsification, or malicious alteration;

- Where the Government or any institution officially authorized by the Government, controls and manages data of the Korea Legislative Research Institute.

Since the Korea Legislative Research Institute has the sole discretion to change the means, methods, etc. for distributing data, including the Open API for its data, joint-user institutions are kindly requested to check from time to time whether there is any change, and joint-user institutions are responsible for any and all problems that might arise as a consequence of their failure to check a change.

For more information about the matters explained above, please do not hesitate to contact the officer in charge of operation of the web-site of the Korea Legislation Research Institute (☎ 044-861-0313, law@klri.re.kr)