Copyright Regulations

40.1  Regulations under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, permit limited copying of material under copyright by individuals in connection with their research or private study. Under The Copying and Rights in Performances (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014 this exception is reduced to fair dealing only for research for a non-commercial purpose, or for private study. This exception extends to all copyright works, including, for example, video recordings, broadcasts or online resources. There is also an obligation that sufficient acknowledgement (e.g. the author's name plus a bibliographic citation) is required unless it is impractical.

40.2  Copying beyond these limits can only be permitted if the material is not in copyright (i.e. in most cases if the author has been dead for more than 70 years and typographical copyright that lasts 25 years has lapsed) or if the owner of the copyright gives specific permission in each case.

40.3  The University has signed a licence with the Copyright Licensing Agency which covers photocopying and scanning for course use. Please see the library's web pages for more information www.gla.ac.uk/services/library/usingthelibrary/informationforstaff/supportforteaching/#tabs=2. Library staff can answer queries regarding this licence at library-readinglists@glasgow.ac.uk.

40.4  There are many further issues surrounding copyright and intellectual property rights which staff and students need to be aware of in the course of their everyday work in the University. Guidelines are available throughout the University web pages. The Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service website (www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/leads/) gives specific copyright regulations for using material in Moodle and Media production, and there are general copyright guidelines at the following webpage: www.gla.ac.uk/services/library/usingthelibrary/copyright/.

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