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Copying Guidelines for Independent Schools

Your independent school's licence with Access Copyright gives you permission to copy from a vast repertoire of commercially published books, magazines and newspapers. As long as you adhere to the terms and conditions of your licence, you can copy what you need worry-free.

Definition of copying includes:

  • paper copies
  • faxes
  • typing and word processing (without adaptation)
  • making slides and overheads

You can copy up to 10% of a published work in the Access Copyright repertoire or the following, whichever is greater:

  • an entire single short story, play, essay or poem from a book or periodical containing other works
  • an entire article from a newspaper, magazine or journal
  • an entire entry from a reference work (encyclopedia, dictionary)
  • an entire reproduction of an artistic work from a publication containing other works
  • a whole chapter from a book, as long as that chapter does not comprise more than 20% of the book

Works NOT covered by the licence:

  • publications containing a notice expressly prohibiting copying under licence from a reproduction rights organization
  • sheet music
  • works published by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada or any province or territory, other than the Province of Quebec, and works published by foreign governments, other than Australia and Norway

Number of copies permitted:

  • one copy for each student in a class and two for each teacher
  • copies for library and administrative purposes, including communication to parents

Uses NOT covered by the licence:

  • digital or electronic reproduction
  • creation of coursepacks or anthologies
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