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Regulations for copying protected material for educational purposes

As the new semester starts, questions about copying and sharing copyright protected material for educational purposes are extra pertinent. How much is a teacher allowed to copy and is it okay to upload material to a closed network such as LISAM?  

Linköping University has an agreement with Bonus Copyright Access, an organization that licenses reproduction rights to Swedish universities. The agreement gives universities and other higher education institutions right to copy and share some copyright protected material for teaching purposes.

The 15/15 rule applies, which means that students and teachers can copy or share up to 15 pages but never more than 15% of the entire work.

For example: If the original material has 50 pages, you are allowed copy or scan 8 pages. It does not matter if the copying is digital or analogue. You are allowed to download, take a photo, scan, print, photocopy or upload to a closed network (e.g. LISAM). 

Please note that when conditions differ between the library’s agreements with publishers and conditions in the Bonus Copyright Access agreement, the library’s agreements always take precedence.

Read more about Bonus Copyright Access and the agreement.

For further questions, please email us at biblioteket@liu.se

Wed Sep 06 00:32:00 CEST 2017


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