If a work that you wish to copy from under the licence is not available for purchase in the marketplace at a reasonable commercial price then licenceholders may apply to us for permission to copy a proportion of the work in excess of the licence’s standard limit 10% or one chapter. This is intended for situations where a copy of the work is held by the licenceholder but in insufficient quantities for teaching or library purposes.
For an application to be successful we must be able to verify that the work is not available for purchase. If the work is available from another source, in a later edition, or in another format, then it cannot be reasonably regarded as being unavailable. A work can reasonably be regarded as being out of print if it is stated to be out of print on a publishers or supplier’s website, or if it is only available second-hand.
Please note that requests to copy an edition of a work that is out of print when a subsequent edition is available cannot be approved.
Applications are subject to approval and a quote will be provided. This service is accessible through the MyCopyright Licence Portal.
This service is available for these licence types: universities, institutes of technology/polytechnics, wānanga, private training establishments, primary and secondary schools.