Limits for copying for research and study
For books, journal articles and notated music the Copyright Act deems it 'fair' to copy a reasonable portion for the purposes of research or study. A reasonable portion is considered to be:
- an article in a periodical publication (e.g. a journal or newspaper article);
- more than one article from 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.