The Higher Education Institutions (HEI) Agreement
The University of Skövde has reached an agreement with Bonus Copyright Access. The Higher Education Institutions (HEI) Agreement regulates how educational materials may be copied.
The agreement is valid for both teachers and students. Questions dealt with in the agreement include the extent to which a publication may be copied for teaching purposes and how the copies may be used and distributed.
You will find a summary of the current rules adjacent to all printers and copying machines on campus.
Guide to Reproduction - Bonus Copyright Access (pdf)
Act on Copyright in Literary and Artistic Works
The Swedish Copyright Act regulates the rights of authors, composers, artists and other creators to make decisions about how their artistic and literary works may be used.
According to 12 § of the Copyright Act you are allowed to make one or a few copies of an article or a publication of lesser extent. Copying from a book of normal size such as a textbook is restricted to a limited part of the book. There is no exact definition of what is meant by “limited part” though a reasonable interpretation is that it applies to a minor part of the work and not as much as half or even close to half of a book.