80.1. In the case of a document contemplated in the third paragraph of section 78, the right of the Minister or his mandatary to obtain a copy of it without cost does not apply to the data carrier itself, but to the transcription onto a conventional document of the data it contains and that are the object of the request of the Minister or his mandatary. The right of the Minister or his mandatary to consult such a document applies, at his option, to the data carrier or to the transcription; in the first case, the Minister is entitled to obtain without cost all the information necessary to have access to the data contained on the data carrier; that right does not, however, include the right to obtain the software without cost.
The right of an owner, an occupant, a person having filed an application for review or a person having brought a proceeding before the Tribunal to consult such a document applies only to the transcription of the data contained on the data carrier and that are contemplated in the second paragraph of section 79.
1983, c. 57, s. 113; 1991, c. 32, s. 42; 1996, c. 67, s. 7; 1997, c. 43, s. 261; 1997, c. 93, s. 118.