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Copyright: Library Licences and Regulations

Copyright legislation and licences relating to academic practice.

University and Library Licences and Regulations

The University holds licences to enable staff and students to have a greater amount of flexibility than permitted under the 1988 Copyright, Design and Patents Act (as amended), which itself makes special exemptions for educational establishments to copy for private study and non-commercial research.

The responsibility for any breaches in copyright legislation remains with the individual who makes the copies, as outlined in the Regulations for the Use of University Library Services:

Library users must observe the law of copyright and the terms of any licences for material they use."
Paragraph 36, Regulations for the Use of University Library Services, October 2018.

The Regulations are available at the Library website. 

External information regarding licences

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) provides information about photocopying and scanning licence held by the University.

The Educational Recording Agency (ERA) provides information about the ERA licence (held by the University) which enables educational establishments to copy broadcasts as teaching resources. 

Music Publishers Association 
Copyright information relating to musical and literary works as they apply within the music industry.

CC License