Copyright law prevents you from making photocopies of large sections of a book or magazine rather than buying your own copy. Copyright law ensures that authors can benefit from their work in terms of royalties or other fees. Without payment there would be no incentive for authors to produce textbooks or journal articles.
Copyright covers:

  • Text
  • Photographs
  • Diagrams
  • Maps
  • Pictures

Queen Elizabeth High School holds a CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) Licence. This enables students and staff to copy a certain amount of material from books or magazines. Simply put this is:

  • One complete chapter not exceeding 30 pages from a book.
  • One article not exceeding 30 pages from a magazine.
  • One short story or poem not exceeding 10 pages in length.

If in doubt, it is best to check with a member of the LRC staff as to whether what you want to copy is within the law.