Access the Copyright for Education Online Tutorial
The copyright tutorial is structured around five different topics that you can select from the Contents page:
Each section contains guidance on interpreting copyright law and licences, interactive quizzes and links to key online resources for copyright information. At the end of each topic, there is the option to continue on to the next section or return to the Contents page and select a different one. If you do have any copyright questions arising from the tutorial please contact Annette Moore in the Library.
Although the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act includes an exception for limited 'Copying of extracts from works' (s.36) for the purposes of instruction for a non-commerical purpose, this exception does not apply where a collective licence is available. Consequently, where a chapter from a book is on a module's reading list and is required as a digitised copy, this must be done with reference to the Copyright Licensing Agency's HE Licence
The University holds a licence with the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) that grants permission for photocopying or scanning from print material and re-use of digital material for use in teaching, subject to certain limits and restrictions. The Library provides a digitisation service through the Reading List System and we will either scan the item internally or obtain a copyright fee-paid copy from the British Library and link the digitised chapter to the online reading list. The Licence is complex but we are usually able to reproduce either a single chapter from a book or a single article from a journal for use by students registered on a particular module. In the case of various extracts from a book, the licence now allows up to 10% of the work to be copied (as from 1st August 2016).
The Licence is subject to individual publisher agreements with the CLA. Check the CLA Title Search to see whether a publication is covered by the Licence for the intended use (photocopying, scanning or re-use of digital material).
Limits of the Licence
Up to the following may be copied under the Licence:
The information contained within these pages is intended as a general guide and an interpretation of current copyright issues. It is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice.