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What is the meaning of online information and database access or retrieval services?

Online information and database access or retrieval services means services whose delivery is mediated by information technology over the internet or an electronic network and the nature of which renders their supply essentially automated and involving minimal human intervention and impossible to ensure in the absence of information technology and includes electronic services such as. –


i. advertising on the internet;

ii. providing cloud services;

iii. provision of e-books, movie, music, software and other intangibles through telecommunication networks or internet;

iv. providing data or information, retrievable or otherwise, to any person in electronic form through a computer network;

v. online supplies of digital content (movies, television shows, music and the like);

vi. digital data storage; 

vii. online gaming;


Place of supply for online information and database access or retrieval services is location of recipient of services.

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