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Answered By: Alex Laing
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2017     Views: 30

In general, to follow copyright regulations, you can photocopy:

  • One article from any one issue of a journal, or up to 5% whichever is greater
  • Up to 10% of a pamphlet or short book of up to 200 pages
  • One chapter or up to 5% (whichever is greater) of a book or similar publication containing more than 201 pages
  • One poem or short story of up to ten pages from an anthology
  • The report of one case in law reports

And you can scan:

  • 5% of a book or journal; or,
  • one chapter, article, paper, or poem

All students and members of staff need to be aware of copyright issues in their dealings with print and electronic publications or unpublished work, in any format. Please make sure you have read the copyright regulations, which are placed near all main photocopying areas within our libraries.

You can also take a look at our User Guide - Copyright - the effects upon you [pdf] to make sure you stay within the rules.