Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

Anthologies for educational use.

54.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), the inclusion of a short passage from a literary, dramatic or musical work, original database or typographical arrangement of a published edition which has been lawfully made available to the public in a collection that—

(a) is intended for use—

(i) in educational establishments and is so described in its title, or

(ii) in any advertisements issued by or on behalf of the publisher,


(b) consists mainly of material in which no copyright subsists,

shall not infringe the copyright in the work where the work itself is not intended for use in those establishments and the inclusion is accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not authorise the inclusion of more than 2 excerpts from works by the same author in collections which have been lawfully made available to the public by the same publisher within a period of 5 years.

(3) In relation to any given passage the reference in subsection (2) to excerpts from works of the same author—

(a) includes excerpts from works by him or her in collaboration with another author, and

(b) where the passage concerned is from such a work, includes excerpts from works by any of the authors, whether alone or in collaboration with another author.

(4) References in this section to the use of a work in an educational establishment shall be construed as references to any use of that work for the educational purposes of that establishment.