To copy also means to reproduce, or make a reproduction of an item.

Copying can refer to making a copy of a work by photocopying, scanning, by electronic means or any other way that causes a copy of the work to be produced including a copy made by hand.


In the Copyright Act 1968 the right to 'communicate to the public' is one of the exclusive rights of copyright owners. It was introduced into the Act as part of the Digital Agenda reforms in 2001.

It refers to distribution via electronic means to one or more recipients and includes making available online (on both open and restricted access networks) and sending via email.