Under Article 17(1) of Act 19/2014, of 29 December, on transparency and access to public information, reuse of public information is free and not subject to any restrictions, except where regulation requires a specific licence for it, for the protection of other legal rights or assets, or a prior request from the party concerned.
Act 37/2007, of 16 November, on the reuse of public sector information, implementing Directive 2003/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, and amended by Act 18/2015, of 9 July (implementing in its turn Directive 2013/37/EU), governs the use of the public information available to the authorities and the bodies they have a majority shareholding in, in other words, the right of all the market’s potential players to reuse information from public bodies.
The following conditions need to be met for the purposes of reusing information:
- The meaning of the information must not be distorted.
- The source of the information (BSM) must always be cited
- The information’s latest date of updating must be mentioned.
- Act 18/2015, of 9 July, on the re-use of public sector information (amending Act 37/2007 of 16 November)
Other methods of reuse
Reuse may likewise be restricted through the protection of other priority legal assets, such as the protection of third-party personal data, privacy or intellectual property rights. Reuse of works protected by intellectual property rights may be formalised through the use of open-copyright licences such as Creative Commons, which assign certain use rights over works. The contents where these types of licences apply allow reuse under the terms and conditions established there.
Under no circumstances is the use of B:SM’s logos, brands, stamps or distinctive symbols authorised in publications and websites that are not invested in or sponsored by this institution. These corporate graphic identity elements are the exclusive property of BSM and are protected by the applicable legislation in force.