15. Is it okay to use other people’s work just for personal use?

 

In terms of copyright infringement in the UK, there is no distinction between personal and commercial use. Using someone else’s work without permission or payment, outside of the copyright exceptions, is an infringement of that person’s copyright.

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Myth-Reality Cards

The Copyright Myth-Reality Cards consist of text and illustrations, with a copyright myth on one side and the true status on the other.

Research & Private Study

Students and researchers often need to make use of materials which are copyright protected. In the context of their research or study, they may have to make copies or use extracts of those materials.

Private Copying

According to Copyright Law, creators have several exclusive rights they can exercise to restrict others from using their work. These include, amongst others, the reproduction right.