Answered By: Siu Chen Lim Last Updated: Aug 22, 2019 Views: 171
It is copyright infringement to photocopy/scan entire books or journal issues.
You may only copy “reasonable portions” 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
Note: The above guideline does not apply to DVDs, VCDs, CD-ROMs, VHS or other materials.
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