Last Updated: 2017-12-22     Views: 51

For personal use you may make one or a few copies of articles or other minor documents. When copying from a normal sized book, e.g. a course book, you are only permitted to copy limited parts of the book.

There is no precise definition of “limited parts”. However, the text of the government bill (2004/05:110 p. 383 f) provides some guidance:

"A limited part is always deemed to be a small part of the work (=book) and not half, nor nearly half, of the work. Naturally it is not acceptable to circumvent this rule by making a copy of a limited part of a work one day and another part the following day."

The person making the copy is personally responsible both for interpreting the law and any legal consequences of breaking this rule that only limited parts of a book may be copied.


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