5.2.1-6 May I copy published works such as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets which I borrowed from the library for my private use?


Yes, published works may be copied for strictly private use (private use in the personal sphere or in a private circle for oneself and for closely connected people such as friends and relatives). You do not require the author’s consent to do so. If the copies are made on a private photocopier, the complete works may also be copied.