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Navigation Copyright and Licensing Restrictions 



Regulations in terms of the Copyright Act apply to material in both printed and electronic formats.  Library users are required to observe copyright regulations.  Copies may be made for the purposes of research or private study, or for personal or private use, in terms of "fair dealing".


Generally publishers permit copying of only 10% or one chapter from a book, or one article from a journal issue. Students and staff must obtain prior permission before they:

·      copy more than the permitted amount of any resource

·      make multiple copies for students 

·      scan, adapt, translate or convert information into different formats

·      reproduce sheet music, videos, tapes, CDs, DVDs, films or sound recordings 


Contact the University Legal Services with any queries at telephone:  +27-31-2601257 


Licensing Restrictions


Most of the e-resources listed on the library website are subject to licensing restrictions on their access and use. Access is generally limited to registered students and staff of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Not all titles are available on all campuses and some resources may require a user name or password before access is provided. Contact your Subject Librarian for passwords. 


In addition, downloading and distribution of electronic information to non-subscribers or to non-subscribing institutions is prohibited.  Online activity is monitored carefully by journal publishers, and violations can result in cancellation of the service and legal action.


Nov 2010