Copying copyright material if you are a UWA student
Can I copy copyright material if I am a student?
Under provisions of the Copyright Act, you can reproduce copyright material without permission provided it is:
- for research or study;
- for criticism or review;
- and, providing the use of the material is "fair".
For books, journal articles and notated music the Copyright Act considers it 'fair' to copy a reasonable portion which is defined as:
- an article in a periodical publication (e.g. a journal or newspaper article);
- more than one article from a single edition of a periodical publication if it is for the same course of study or research;
- 10% or one chapter if the work is a published edition of 10 pages or more; or 10% of the words if the work is in electronic form.
For more information, see the University Library Copyright for Students webpage.