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As a rule, all types of text are comprised by copyright law. This means that you must obtain the permission of the author to use a work.

VIA has made an agreement about copying of copyright-protected material with Copydan Tekst og Node, which means you do not need to obtain this permission concerning certain types of use.

Below you can read about when you do not need the permission of the originator to use a particular kind of work.

Copying
You are allowed to copy maximum 20% of the material, but no more than 30 pages of the same material per student per half year/semester. Regardless of the length of the material, you are always allowed to copy a minimum of four pages. You can get help to calculate number of pages at Kopieringens hvem-hvad-hvor (in Danish) 

If you have a private book you are allowed to take a physical copy of this for private use. You are also allowed to provide your study buddy with a copy. If you choose to scan a book you make a digital copy. The digital copy is only for personal use and you are not allowed to provide your study buddy or any other persons with a copy.

If you copy something from a book borrowed at the library, this can only be done using your own or the library printer. This means that you are not allowed to ask a copy centre to make a copy.

You can read more about copying here (in Danish)  

Scanning
You are allowed to scan maximum 20% of the material, but no more than 30 pages of the same material per student per half year/semester. Regardless of the length of the material, you are always allowed to scan a minimum of four pages. You can get help to calculate number of pages at Kopieringens hvem-hvad-hvor (in Danish)

If you scan a text, it is important the file format of the scanned document is ”locked”. This means that no changes can be made in the scanned text. A PDF format is an example of such a file format.

If you wish to scan something from a book borrowed at the library, you can only do this using your own or the library printer. This means that you are not allowed to ask a copy centre to make a scan.

Study net
You are allowed to place scanned texts (in PDF formal) at Study net because it is a closed forum only accessible by lecturers and students at the university colleges. The files are protected by a access code. This means you cannot forward these by text message, e-mail, uploading on website or sharing on Facebook (not even in a closed group).

Exceptions from scanning
Prints from electronic journals and databases requiring subscription cannot be scanned or photocopied. Newspapers and daily papers cannot be scanned; they can only be photocopied or printed directly from the internet.

E-books sold by chapter cannot be copied. An updated liste of e-books published by chapter can be seen at Tekst og Node (in Danish) 

Copies of digital articles cannot be uploaded to Study net; a link to the article can be provided.

Scanned articles ordered from another library cannot be further distributed or uploaded to Study net.

Internal administrative use
According to the agreement between VIA and Copydan, only photocopying/physical copies of printed material and prints of digital material for internal administrative use are allowed. It is not allowed to produce digital copies for internal administrative use.

It is allowed to make digital copies when they are used in Powerpoint presentations or on interactive boards. It should be noted that the material must not be made accessible later electronically e.g. by uploading these on Study net. It is not allowed to produce digital copies of newpapers regardless of use in an internal presentation.

Moreover, it is not allowed to produce digital copies for use in Powerpoints etc. if the originator has expressly declined this. A list of those who have declined can be found at Tekst og node (in Danish) 

The full version of the agreement between VIA and Copydan can be found at (in Danish)