Answered By: Ay Okpokam
Last Updated: Feb 05, 2015     Views: 107

The law does not specify exactly how much you may copy. However, under the terms of fair dealing you are permitted to copy a limited amount for your own private study or for non-commercial research. 

Some oft-cited limits state that it is acceptable to copy one book chapter/journal article or 5%, whichever is greater.

However,as these limits have no standing in law there may be occasions where it would be considered lawful to copy more (or even unlawful to copy less).

For more information about fair dealing, please visit the University Library's copyright webpages.

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