For further advice within the University, contact:
Rohit Tailor (Copyright Officer, Library Services) – for general advice on copyright and information on copyright clearance procedures.
Dr Alan Brine (Head of Archives and Resource Management) – for more complex copyright issues and information on the University’s copyright licences.
Various licences can help you to use printed and electronic copyright material safely in support of teaching and learning.
The CLA HE Licence enables staff to make multiple copies or digital (scanned) copies of limited extracts from many printed sources for use in learning and teaching.
The University's ERA licence permits us to record off-air and make copies of programmes broadcast by ERA's members (including the main terrestrial channels), for non-commercial educational purposes. The Library provides a service to make available off-air recordings either for addition to library stock or for use by academic staff in faculties in support of teaching. UK-based registered students may borrow recordings, provided these are for educational use, but we are not allowed to supply recordings to students based overseas. The University also subscribes to the ERA Plus Licence. This means that recordings can be incorporated into Blackboard modules and accessed by students at home and off-site within UK.
The NLA licence allows us to copy and circulate cuttings from certain newspapers (i) for distribution to staff for internal management purposes, and (ii) for distribution to students for educational and instruction purposes, subject to certain conditions.
The University holds a licence which allows copying of Ordnance Survey maps for teaching purposes, either as teaching aids for lecturers, or for projects and exams set for students. The licence also covers copying of maps for use in academic research, subject to certain conditions.