The law permits the copying of copyright material for private study and research within certain limits and this permission is sometimes referred to as 'fair dealing' or a legally permitted copy. Currently it is uncertain whether fair dealing extends to scanning, digitising or downloading but some guidance is provided below.
Fair dealing is not a legal right and is strictly limited as follows:
The accepted guidelines for what constitutes fair dealing are:
It is probably reasonable for you to scan a copy of copyright material for your own personal use provided that it is within the guidelines for fair dealing outlined above.
In general most electronic resources give permission to:
It is not permitted to:
*Multiple copying of the same item is not permitted under copyright law or 'fair dealing' but is permitted in some circumstances within the terms of the University's HE license with the Copyright Licensing Agency.
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