This is a new resource to help authorities to review and improve their FOI performance.

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This workshop is for senior managers, project leaders and decision makers who have an understanding of copyright law by having attended one of the basic courses on copyright and wish to learn more.

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Jisc Legal has produced "Copyright Training for College Lecturers” an online copyright law course that assists college lecturers understand how to use other people’s materials in teaching and learning.

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Worldview Limited recently fined £7,500 by ICO for failing to appropriately secure personal data.  

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New complaints process could benefit universities seeking to use a copyright exception but are prevented by TPMs.  

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The Jisc Legal Copyright Training for University Lecturers online course has been updated to reflect the October 2014 changes to copyright law. 

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Getting permission to copy a creative work for which the right holder(s) cannot be found.

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It is 'fair' to disclose salary information of non-academic staff earning over £100,000 provided they are part of the Principal’s Central Team.

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An amendment to the FOIA Act 2000 has come into force which extends the exemption on disclosure of research information.

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New copyright exceptions for quotation, parody, caricature and pastiche and personal copying for private use come into force today.

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This proposed amendment allows individuals to make personal copies of copyright works (other than computer programs) of works they legally own, for non-commercial, personal purposes.

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This summary examines the potential impact for FE and HE of the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth, May 2011 and summarises the current progress with regards to implementation.

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Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014, part of the suite of legislation to implement the Hargreaves review, came into force on 1 October 2014.

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The ICO recently warned employees that the removal of personal information of their employer when they change employment constitutes a criminal offence.

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Guidance has been produced by the IPO to assist potential applicants when searching for right holders to obtain permission to reproduce an orphan work.

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The ECJ has confirmed that online news publishers can be held responsible for defamatory comments made on their website regardless of their business model.

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The ECJ has made it clear that educational institutions may digitise lawfully held works in order to make them available to the public on “dedicated terminals".

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Amberhawk have announced their schedule of DP, FOI and information security related training for October to December 2014, and offered in various locations.

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Fill in an online survey to share how you use the code, and how it helps compliance by 5 October.

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This guidance is intended for institutions that are considering, or are perhaps in the process of, merging with one or more colleges or universities to form a single institution.

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FE and HE institutions are required by the Human Rights Act to operate in a way that upholds and protects the human rights of those they deal with.  This guidance examines the most relevant human rights in the context of colleges and universities.

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If a college or university knows that there will be students requiring a work in a particular format then preparations can be made in advance for their taking part in a particular course.

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This new Q and A document answers key questions for researchers where research data cannot be anonymised, including guidance on who is responsible, how to store and share research data, and how to meet a subject access request.

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This FAQ considers the extent to which Article 6 applies when a student's civil rights and obligations are being determined, for example during the disciplinary process.

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This new Q and A document answers key questions for researchers when collecting, storing, sharing, archiving or deleting personal data.

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This template is designed to assist those in universities (and other education providers) deciding between MOOC platform providers to compare the legal aspects of the choice

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The Court of Appeal has ruled that, where appropriate, a public authority's evidence can be given in private, without the applicant or his/her legal representative present.

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A recent decision means that a requestor can specify the particular software format in which electronic information should be provided under FOI.

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This guidance aims to ensure that the potential privacy issues surrounding big data are recognised and handled in accordance with data protection laws.

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Colleges and universities who sell goods and services via their websites must provide increased information to consumers.

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Without providing a fair compensation scheme for rights holders, the private copying exception may not be permitted, according to a UK parliamentary committee.

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If you are copying under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended by the new Regulations) s.31B then yes there is a requirement to keep records. If a single copy is made for a disabled person under s.31A there is no such requirement.

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Jisc Legal was delighted to sponsor the Mobile Technologies Award at Jisc RSC Northern e-Learning Awards.

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The UK's highest appellate court found that forced disclosure of all spent convictions, including cautions, under the Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate breaches Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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  The ERA has announced the tariffs to apply to new single ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2014 for Further Education and Sixth Form students.

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This document is a collection of the questions asked by delegates to the Jisc Legal Copyright Changes Online Masterclass.

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The European Court of Justice has rejected claims raised by a Dutch software provider, Sarc, that the European Commission had mishandled its complaint about a software licensing deal between a rival company.  

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The recording, transcripts and slides are now available.

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This Copyright Law Essentials document provides a summary of copyright and its relevance to the work of UK colleges, universities and other supported learning providers

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A college or university will require a TV licence and a PRS and PPL licence to show live sporting events broadcast on free-to-view television channels in public spaces.

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This 'Overview' paper describes copyright law and its relevance and application to the use of ICT in UK FE and HE.

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Copyright and Rights in Performances (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014, part of the suite of legislation to implement the Hargreaves review, will come into force on 1 June 2014 if approved by Parliament.

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Tariff applies to new single ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2014.  

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The main effect of these particular regulations is to extend the current law, which applies only to the visually impaired, to all disabled persons with physical or mental impairment which prevents them enjoying a copyright work to the same extent as someone without the disability.

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This 'Overview' paper outlines intellectual property law and its relevance to the use of ICT in the UK tertiary education sector.

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A preliminary opinion from the ECJ's Advocate General suggests digitising and making books available via dedicated terminals may be permitted under Article 5 of the Copyright Directive, but user copying is a step too far.

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Government publishes its response to the consultation on implementing a domestic orphan works licensing scheme and the EU Directive on certain permitted uses of orphan works.

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced a guide on the difference between data controllers and data processors which includes practical examples to help distinguish whether an organisation is a data controller or a data processor.

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