This is an excerpt from the UK government website I linked a few emails back.
It`essentially agrees with what Vi has just said:
``You are allowed to copy limited extracts of works when the use is non-commercial
research or private study, but you must be genuinely studying (like you would if you were
taking a college course). Such use is only permitted when it is ‘fair dealing’ and copying
the whole work would not generally be considered fair dealing.The purpose of this
exception is to allow students and researchers to make limited copies of all types of
copyright works for non-commercial research or private study. In assessing whether your
use of the work is permitted or not you must assess if there is any financial impact on
the copyright owner because of your use. Where the impact is not significant, the use may
So, as I read it, copying a couple of maps from a book for one`s own family research is
not an infringement of copyright law. What I don`t know is what is one's
responsibility if one uses said copy in doing genealogy for remuneration? Or what about
sharing those copies on an internet site such as Fer-Gold, which makes them available to
an unlimited number of people, who may or may not then use them for commercial purposes?
Linda FordBC, Canada
On Friday, April 29, 2016 4:21 PM, Viola Wiggins via
According to what I was told by a senior member of the Library's staff, I understand
that to scan single pages or a few pages, not for publication, but not every page of a
book is permitted. If for publication permission should be sought.
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