Answered By: E-resources Team
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2024     Views: 1

There is no statutory definition of fair dealing; it is a legal term used to establish whether a use of copyright material is lawful or whether it infringes copyright.

Determining whether a particular dealing with a work is fair include:

  • Does using the work affect the market for the original work? If a use of a work acts as a substitute for it, causing the owner to lose revenue, then it is not likely to be fair
  • Is the amount of the work taken reasonable and appropriate? Was it necessary to use the amount that was taken? Usually only part of a work may be used

Please contact the library if you are unsure whether you are allowed to use an extract in your work.


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