Answered By: Karen Crinnion
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2017     Views: 67

Most materials, including books, plays, journal and newspaper articles, artistic works, films, music, computer software, and typographic arrangements, are protected by copyright law, governed principally by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, and subsequent regulations.

Students and staff of the University should be aware of the issues involved. This affects -

  • Photocopying or scanning or digitising
  • Creating course packs from photocopied chapters or articles to give to students
  • Using audio / video 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 UK Intellectual Property Office

Please follow the link below to our Copyright and IPR Guide for more information.

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