Answered By: Mark Callan
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2016     Views: 144

Most materials, including books, plays, maps, journal and newspaper articles, artistic works, films, music, computer software, and typographic arrangements, are protected by copyright law. Library users need to be aware of the issues involved.

Copyright affects -

  • Photocopying, scanning and digitising
  • Creating course packs from photocopied chapters or articles to give to students
  • Using audio-visual material for teaching, presentations or course work
  • Saving or printing material from electronic resources - e.g. e-journals or databases
  • Using quotations or abstracts from other works in essays, projects and theses

For details of which material is covered by copyright see the link to our Copyright and IPR Guide below.

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