Copyright Regulations

40.1   Regulations under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, permit limited copying of in-copyright material by individuals in connection with their research or private study. 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. More information on copyright for research and private study is available here - www.copyrightuser.org/understand/exceptions/research-private-study/.

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. 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 during their everyday work in the University. Guidelines are available throughout the University web pages. The Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service website gives specific copyright regulations for using material in Moodle and Media production, and there are general copyright guidelines at the following webpage, including information on copyright exceptions for teaching – https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/library/help/copyright/.

University of Glasgow staff and students should make use of Box of Broadcasts (BoB) subscription based service, which enables subscribing institutions to legally record and view TV programmes and films both on and off campus. To find out more, click on the following link: https://sway.com/kItJJIXkkue6qZuc.

To offer copyright support to staff and students, the Library Learning Technologist has developed a series of online resources which can be viewed at the following link: https://sway.office.com/jy4ifca0B0yg5V04. One-to-one or group copyright sessions in support of teaching and research are available by contacting Greg Walters at Greg.Walters@glasgow.ac.uk.

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