The Uruguayan Parliament is discussing a bill amending the country’s copyright law. The bill’s purpose is to broaden the spectrum of exceptions provided by Uruguayan legislation.

Among the chief changes, the bill introduces an exception that would permit making partial copies of works for educational purposes, only within educational facilities and with some limits on numbers of copies. The bill also incorporates a private copy exception, so as to permit making copies for personal use.

Other exceptions refer to the possibility for museums, archives and libraries to make copies for purposes of preserving works, as well as free use of “orphan” works (whose authors are unknown). It also expressly permits parodies, without authorization by the parodied work’s rightholder.