Changes have recently been made to what are known as ‘copyright exceptions’, legislation which governs the circumstances in which copies may be made of copyrighted material without need to obtain permission from the copyright holders or seek licences for use.
Some of these new exceptions will have an effect on the University’s teaching and research practice and support of students. It is important all staff are aware of these changes, in order to ensure compliance with the law. Please click on the link for the 'Changes to Copyright Law' to learn more about these changes and how they may impact you.
Welcome to the University of Derby guide to copyright.
It is the responsibility of individual members of staff, students or others working on behalf of the University of Derby to make legal use of material whose copyright they do not own.
The links within these pages will provide information about the various aspects of copyright law which affect staff and students at the University of Derby. These pages will help you to understand your legal obligations when you use copyrighted or licensed material in printed or online form.
Please note that information on these pages is for guidance only: it should not be construed as formal legal advice.
These pages within this guide are for guidance purposes. It cannot cover every eventuality, so if you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact the Copyright Advisor, Caroline Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org, ext 1760.
The information on the following pages is for guidance only and does not constitute legal advice.
All staff are personally responsible for complying with the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988. Failure to do so is taken seriously and may result in legal action by the copyright holder against the University and the withdrawal of licenses.