Official Journal of the European Union

C 135/18

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Hoge Raad der Nederlanden (Netherlands) lodged on 22 January 2014 — Ryanair Ltd, Other party: PR Aviation BV

(Case C-30/14)

2014/C 135/20

Language of the case: Dutch

Referring court

Hoge Raad der Nederlanden

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Ryanair Ltd

Other party: PR Aviation BV

Question referred

Does the operation of the [Database Directive] (1) also extend to online databases which are not protected by copyright on the basis of Chapter II of the Directive, and also not by a sui generis right on the basis of Chapter III, in the sense that the freedom to use such databases through the (whether or not analogous) application of Articles 6(1) and 8 in conjunction with Article 15 [of the Database Directive], may not be limited contractually?

(1)  Directive 96/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases (OJ 1996 L 77, p. 20).