The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (in the UK) provides for 'fair dealing.' It allows for copies to be made of a copyright-protected work for the purpose of private study. I was wondering three things about fair dealing for the purpose of private study:
- Does fair dealing in this case include making modifications or adaptations of a work, or is it restricted to reproducing the work?
- Do you have to provide acknowledgement for the source? I was considering this because the 'fair dealing' for research purposes required you to give an acknowledgement, but for private study this doesn't seem to be necessary, perhaps because the only person who'll view the product is you.
- Are there any restrictions on 'fair dealing' for private study?
Below is the relevant clause but you can also find the legislation here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/48/part/I/chapter/III/crossheading/general#:~:text=Research%20and%20private%20study.
Fair dealing with a literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work for the purposes of private study does not infringe any copyright in the work.
Thanks a lot for any help - I greatly appreciate it