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Making single copies by hand

Single, hand-made copies of literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works can be made in the course of educational instruction under s200(1)(a). These copies must be made on an appliance not adapted for or capable of producing copies, and would generally cover such things as blackboards, overhead transparencies or a handwritten copy. Note that a printout of the copy from an electronic whiteboard would not be permitted under this section.

Adaptations of works are also permitted under this section, such as an arrangement, transposition or transcription of a musical work made in the course of educational instruction, but further copies cannot be made (for example, photocopying the handwritten arrangement).