| Commentary

60 Introduction

| Commentary

3: LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND MUSEUMS

60 Introduction

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 permits the copying and making available to the public of certain works by libraries, archives, museums and educational establishments subject to various conditions1. If a person obtains a copy (which would be an infringing copy if made by him) from a library or archive making a false declaration, he is liable for copyright infringement as if he had made the copy himself and the copy shall be treated as an infringing copy for all purposes2.

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