Answered By: Siu Chen Lim
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2016     Views: 112

The following quantities are deemed to constitutes “reasonable portion” for purposes of coming within the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act, s 7:-

  • books. 1 chapter or 10% of the number of pages 
  • electronic materials. where the work is stored on an electronic medium and not divided into pages, 10% of the total number of bytes or 10% of the total number of words  
  • journal issues.
    • one (1) article from each journal issue a reasonable portion 
    • two (2) or more articles from the same journal issue only if they are on the same subject matter  

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