Can you make copies of a book?
Photocopying textbooks can be considered reproducing copies of the work, so you may be infringing unless the copying is deemed fair use.
Although authors have pretty broad control how their copyrighted works are used, students wishing to make legal photocopies of a textbook may be able to do so under fair use law.
How do you photocopy a book quickly?
- Step 1: Insert Paper Between Pages. Insert a piece of blank white paper behind the page you wish to photocopy.
- Step 2: Place Book on Copier. Lay the book on the glass with the page you want to photocopy facing down.
- Step 3: Adjust Paper Placement.
- Step 4: Hit the Copy Button!
- Step 5: The Finished Product.
- 4 Discussions.
How much of a book can you legally photocopy?
Up to 10% or one complete chapter of a book, plus any associated endnotes or references. E.g. if a chapter comprises 25% of a book, you can photocopy the entire chapter; but if you want to photocopy extracts from more than one chapter, you can only copy up to 10% of the book.
Is it illegal to copy a book for personal use?
In general, reproducing a copyrighted book is illegal, but there are exceptions. As a rule, several articles from a journal or one chapter from a book may be copied. The most important exception for your case, however, is the format-shifting exception.