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Whether you can copy from a literary work depends upon how you will use the material.

Non-commercial research or private study: provided your use does not harm the economic interests of the copyright holder and the amount copied is reasonable, usually less than 5%, you can make one copy. You must include an attribution statement (reference) and must not share the copy with others.

Examination or Formal Assessment: use is permitted. You must include an attribution statement (reference).

Criticism, Review, Quotation or Reporting Current Events and Parody,  Caricature and Pastiche: for both forms of use provided your use does not harm the economic interests of the copyright holder and the amount copied is reasonable you can include a copy in your work. You must include an attribution statement (reference).

Illustration for Learning: you can include an extract from a literary work in a presentation for teaching provided your use does not harm the economic interests of the copyright holder and the amount copied is reasonable. You must include an attribution statement (reference).

Course handout: if the literary work is a University owned book or journal our CLA Licence may permit use. If not, you must obtain the permission of the copyright holder unless the work is licensed for re-use.