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Staff Copyright Guide


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 and Licensing Advisor, Donya Rowan at

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.


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 ensure their use of material whose copyright they do not own is legal.

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.

If you need to discuss the copyright in your work or publisher copyright policies, please contact Copyright Advisor, Donya Rowan, via email, telephone or via online via Teams.

01332 593605

Further information about copyright can be found at the following websites:

JISC Legal (IPR and copyright)

UK Intellectual Property Office

This guide has been derived from an original guide by the University of Leicester under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike license.

Please note that information on these pages is for guidance only: it should not be construed as formal legal advice.

Staff Intellectual Property Regulations