Answered By: Learning Services
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016     Views: 97

Books are protected by copyright under the Australian Copyright Act 1968. Library ebooks are also protected by various licence agreements with publishers.

The Act and the relevant licence agreement prohibit staff and students from copying a substantial part of the book without permission of the copyright holder. The entirety of a book is considered a substantial part.

Generally staff and students are permitted to copy 10% of the words or one chapter of the book ONLY for the purposes of individual research or study.

For more information about what is permitted under the Library Licence agreements refer to the Library's Licensed material website.

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