Copyright in teaching

Information for staff about copyright and teaching, including referencing sources and Tails Aspire the copyright management tool.

Use of copyright works in teaching

Under the educational provisions in the Copyright Act 1994 you may make a single copy of a literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic work or the typographical arrangement of a published edition where you are giving a lesson and you make the copy as part of preparation for teaching or for use in teaching the lesson.

Where you need to provide students with a copy of the work, the educational provisions of the Copyright Act are very restrictive in the amount of copying that can be done. The University purchases additional licences to increase the amount of work that can be copied.

Providing students with material

The University holds copyright licences that allow copying for students of certain material over what is allowed under the Copyright Act. What use can be made of material depends on its source: