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Copyright advice and guidance
Throughout your time at the University, you are likely to need to use material that is in copyright. The Library can help you do so legally and ethically.
Advice for students and researchers
Remember that copyright applies to any original, creative work, including things made freely available online. Using limited extracts from copyright material in assignments or non-commercial research (for example, including images/diagrams found in books, magazines, or online) comes within the "fair dealing" exceptions to copyright legislation, but you must make sure to correctly attribute and cite any third-party material you use. For more information about how copyright impacts you as a student, see the JISC copyright guide for students.
Advice for staff
You may need to use copyright material in your teaching, such as providing copies of recommended reading to your students, or using copyright images in your lecture slides. Most of these things will be possible, within exceptions to copyright, using Creative Commons-licenced material, or using one of the licenses the University holds to support teaching and learning.
Comprehensive guidance on how to legally and ethically use copyright materials in your teaching (and how MyReading can help) is available through our Library Guide to Copyright [add link to libguide when published].
Further advice and guidance
If you have questions about copyright, please contact the License Coordinator, Chris Beevers:
- 01484 472051
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