Right to quote

The right to quote allows you to use part of a text or image without the author’s permission, provided that you accurately reference the source.
If you cite from a copyrighted work, you also don't have to pay a fee.
This includes both direct and indirect quotes from the work (using the work's exact words and paraphrasing).

The following conditions apply:

  • By law, citations have to serve at least one of the following purposes: an announcement, assessment, polemic or scientific dissertation.
  • Citations have to be proportionate: you mustn't cite more than what is necessary.
  • Citations must mention the source (including the creator's name).
  • Citations must come from works that has been lawfully disclosed.

For more information about quotations, paraphrasing and source referencing according to the APA Style, consult 'The APA guidelines'.