Q. Is photocopying of any copyrighted materials allowed? How much can I photocopy under "fair dealing"?
According to the Singapore Copyright Act, photocopying and reproducing from books, journals, periodicals, etc constitute infringements of copyright unless the acts fall within valid exceptions.
Exception to copyright infringement is provided under " fair dealing " where a certain amount of copying is permissible for the purpose of private study, research and non-profit educational uses, criticism or review, and news reporting.
In general, fair dealing means:
1. Not more than 10% of the total number of pages of a published work that contains more than 10 pages, or
2. Not more than 1 chapter of a published work that is divided into chapters,
3. Not more than one article from a periodical
For more information about copyright and exceptions, please visit this page. http://www.ntu.edu.sg/library/About_NTULibrary/Pages/Copyright-and-Licensing.aspx