Guidance from South Africa Copyright Attorneys

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Never think that if a book is in a library and you use the library copier to copy part of the book, that you have not committed copyright infringement.

A few guidelines regarding copying are shared by South Africa copyright attorneys to help you avoid copyright infringement. Libraries and archives can only duplicate published work for reference purposes.

The works cannot be put on the reserve shelves for patrons or students as the law states that work can only be copied for private use. Libraries have the right to do so for reference purposes and not to distribute information.

Even part of a book copied and distributed will constitute copyright infringement. If you need help in preventing copyright infringement at your company or educational institution contact the Smit & Van Wyk South Africa copyright attorneys.

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