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:
Using online content
Material from hardcopy sources
When providing students with material from hardcopy sources you need to ensure all bibliographic details are included and meet the terms our copyright licence.
Find out what limitations apply when including images within your student materials.
Using film and video material
When using film and video material as part of teaching your course you need to ensure they are for educational purposes.
Using music and music sheets
If your including music as part of teaching your course you need to ensure it's for educational purposes and if copies are made they are covered by our licence.
Copyright in the work you create
Understand copyright on your own work and what's involved in a publication agreement and the academic publishing of your work.