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Study or Research

This section of the guide is addressed to all members of the University community, both students and staff, in situations when you are using copyright materials for your own research or study. It does not apply to multiple copying, publication, or communication of materials for educational purposes.

In order to rely on the ‘fair dealing’ provisions for study or research you must genuinely be copying the material for your own study or research. Any copies you make for the purpose of assembling resources to enable you to complete a course in your capacity as a student would most likely be for the purpose of study or research. Similarly, assembling resources to enable you to write a research paper would most likely be for the purpose of study or research

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When is it not Fair Dealing for study or research?

You cannot use the fair dealing for research or study provision to reproduce material in a publication. Refer to Publishing and communication for more information.

University staff cannot use the fair dealing provisions to copy material on behalf of students, or to make multiple copies for distribution, or to put material online for students. Refer to Teaching support if you wish to make copies for those purposes.