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Student Copyright Guide

Student Intellectual Property Regulations


Welcome to the University of Derby guide to copyright.

It is the responsibility of students to ensure they 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 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.

Donya Rowan


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 Senior Copyright Officer, Donya Rowan at, or online via Teams chat, or Teams phone - 01332-593605.

The information on the following pages is for guidance only and does not constitute legal advice.

All students 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.