The Copyright Clearance Service based in Libraries and Learning Innovation offers guidance for staff and students who wish to use copyright protected works.
These pages will help you understand some of the copyright issues which may affect teaching and learning within the University.
Copyright protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works, as well as layouts of published works, computer programs and databases, sound recordings, film and broadcast.
Copyright does not protect ideas; it protects the expression of ideas and arises automatically once they are fixed in a permanent form.
The creator or copyright holder of a work has the exclusive right to:
Except under certain circumstances, you should only copy or use a work protected by copyright with the copyright holder’s permission.
This is a free and relevant interactive course to help lecturers comply with copyright. Register on the website for free to complete the course and get further information. Although Jisc Legal is now closed the course remains active.
This is beginner’s guide to copyright from the BBC, using text, images and short videos to explore creating your own copyright, protecting your work and using other people’s work.
An online resource aimed at making UK copyright law accessible to users. Includes videos and practical examples
The Content Map
A central hub to help you legally access films, TV, music, eBooks, sports and games online
The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Check Permissions
A simple search tool to check whether you can copy a text under the University's CLA licence (select Higher Education Permissions). Please note that scanning is only licensed via the Digitisation Service
Although the guidance provided does not represent legal advice, it is based on the most current information available.