| Commentary

58 Japan: permitted acts

| Commentary

58 Japan: permitted acts

The Japan Copyright Act 1970 contains an extensive list of permitted acts which may be performed without infringing any right of copyright. The following acts are permitted: reproduction of a work for private use1; incidental inclusion of a work in a photograph or audio or audio-visual reccording2; use of a work in the course of an examination3; use of a work in a test for the development or practical use of technology4; reproduction of a work in libraries5; limited fair use of quotations from a work6; reproduction in school textbooks7; large print reproduction8; broadcasting of a

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