The Copying Agreement
COPYING FROM PUBLISHER ISSUED LITERATURE
In order to copy and distribute copyrighted material from books and journals to students, permission from the rights holders is required. Uppsala University has signed an agreement, through Bonus Copyright Access (formerly Bonus Presskopia), which allows certain copying without express permission from the rights holders (the Copying Agreement).
The Copying Agreement allows teachers at Uppsala University to photocopy literature to their students, according to the 15/15 rule, as a supplement to the compulsory course literature. That is, to copy up to 15 percent of the total number of pages from a book, a magazine or a journal, but not more than 15 pages from the publication during the same school year and for the same students. If the copying is done by downloading from a digital source, such as news sites or other digital publications, the teacher may copy and share the equivalent of 15 A4 pages from the same source.
Since January 1 2014, a new agreement for copying and distribution of copyrighted material has entered into force. One change is that the university may distribute material to students digitally. Another change is that the agreement also gives students the right to copy certain material.
Copying beyond the agreement requires a separate agreement with the rights holders.
WHAT DOES THE COPYING AGREEMENT STATE, MORE DISTINCTLY?
Detailed information on who is allowed to copy, how much may be copied and what may be copied, among other things, is found on the Bonus Copyright Access website. Follow the link: Education> Higher Education Institutions (HEI)> Copying Rules which takes you to a page named Reproduction Rules for Higher Education institutions.
For information on the procedures of applying for copying which is not covered by the Copying Agreement, follow the link Education> Higher Education Institutions (HEI)> Other Permission which takes you to a page named Copy and Share More or in Any Other Way.
Questions regarding the agreement is answered by the legal counsels Johan Asker tel 471 7419, Louise Bark tel 471 7417, Helene Ekizean tel 471 7457 or Johan Hammarberg 471 2074.