This guide is aimed at helping staff and students to stay within the law when using copyright material. Copyright is a legal protection for an author or creator which restricts the copying of an original work they have created.
Copyright Licensing Agency HE Licence – Amendment to Extent Limits The Copyright Licensing Agency licence has been amended until 31st July 2021 to help the HE sector deal with difficulties due to COVID-19. This means that the extent limits of 10% or ONE chapter has been extended to 20% or TWO chapters, whichever is greater.
Most publishers have signed up to the extension and to date there are 157 publishers. All other conditions as set out in the original licence continue to apply. These conditions are:
Academic colleagues are asked to continue to request scans from print books from their resource lists under the above conditions. However, it is important that you are aware that additional scans will be removed on the 31st July 2021.
Further information on the CLA HE Licence and the amendment to the licence is on the Copyright Licensing Agency website, with the list of participating publishers.
Images are protected by copyright law just like written text. They include photographs, illustrations and diagrams whether they are from electronic or print sources.
Use caution when searching for images on the internet as not all that is available is free to use. Click here for detailed information on where you can search for either copyright free images or those that are released under licence (but free to use in your teaching).
JISC has produced a copyright training guide for university academic and support staff to provide guidance on how to legally use other people's materials in teaching and learning. This is an interactive guide that covers a range of areas with a quiz at the end to test your knowledge. Please click on the link below to take you through to the guide.
The information contained in these pages provides an interpretation of current copyright issues. It is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice.
There is some material on these pages that may link to third party sites that are licensed differently. De Montfort University does not endorse these third party sites, and they cannot accept responsibility for their content or ongoing availability. Any logos or trademarks in the resource are exclusive property of their owners and their appearance is not an endorsement by De Montfort University.