Principles relating to copyright law questions in the field of reprography - Recommendation No. R (90) 11 and explanatory memorandum (1998)
The photocopying of works protected by copyright has become a common everyday occurrence. However, this is often performed on a large scale, incompatible with the normal usage of works and to the detriment of the legitimate interests of authors and editors. This recommendation of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe invites member states to place limits in their legislation on those cases where protected material may be photocopied without remunerating the author.