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Copyright for Staff: Home

This guide covers basic copyright information for staff.
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

“Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.”

Article 27(2)

Introduction to Copyright and Teaching Online

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Introduction to this Guide

  • ‚ÄčThis guide is aimed at staff who need to use materials for teaching both in the classroom and online via ELE and who are undertaking research.

  • Copyright is an important consideration when making any third-party material available to your students. You need to know what you can use, how you can use it and what you can’t use. This is not always straightforward and sometimes there will be an element of interpretation and risk.

  • We realise that copyright can often feel quite restrictive, especially within education, however our guidance is designed to help you to develop quality teaching materials without adding to your already busy workload.

  • Current copyright law seeks to strike a balance between the rights of the rights holder to control how their work is used, and the right to reuse in certain circumstances. It does this by providing some useful exceptions that allow you to copy and use work without having to worry about infringement.

  • In addition, the University also holds a number of licences that allow you to copy material for your teaching, such as the CLA, NLA and ERA licences.

  • This guide will look at the different types of content you may wish to use in your teaching both in the classroom and online via ELE and provide you with some answers to help you develop high-quality teaching materials whilst remaining copyright compliant.

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