Please help me understand this sentence?

"This book is copyright. Subject to statutory exception and to the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements, no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission from the publisher in advance."

"subject to statutory exception and to the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements"

What does all that mean?? What does it mean "statutory exception" ??

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    There was another similar question which did not give the whole context, so my 

    answer was almost nonsense!

    'Statutory exception'  means that something does not apply when the law says it does not apply, so it means, in that case, that there are some circumstances when copyright does not apply.  You could think of 'collective licensing agreements' in a similar way - most likely publishers etc haver got together and agreed some exceptions to copyright.

    All in all, it means that there are a few areas in which copyright does not apply. 

    The notion has to be written in language which cannot be intentionally misinterpreted by clever lawyers who might want to see if the understandable exceptions can be avoided! Thus it is written in ways which those without legal experience might find hard to understand.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Means you cannot copy a book, except as allowed for by the law (which means small excerpts are permissible) or if you (or an institution) has paid for a licensing agreement, which will allow some restricted copying.

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