Northern Ireland Archive

The websites of thirteen senior MP’s have been found to be using cookies to gather data on users without having obtained consent.

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Helping research and education institutions move to cloud and data centre services through guidance.  

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All documentation relating to the delivery of an ESF project must be kept for a period of three years after the Managing Authority has received final payment.

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This FAQ summarises the legal considerations in providing prospective students or alumni access to the college or university network making reference to relevant guidance from JANET.

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Open University Worldwide Limited has become a member of the ERA licensing scheme with effect from 1 July 2013.  

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New guidance published by MySociety highlights the risks associated with the unintentional disclosure of sensitive hidden data in spreadsheets. 

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The UK has signed a new World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Treaty which includes new standards of international IP protection for audiovisual performances.

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A recent ICO decision involving the Open University illustrates the ICO's views on refusing aggregated freedom of information requests.

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New search tool available for Information Tribunal Decisions, First Tier.

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Digital Economy Act's anti-piracy measures to be delayed yet again.

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The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013.  The new legislation will effect the UK's current intellectual property regime.  Changes include the fact that orphan works will be licensed for use for the first time.  

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The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published draft legislation implementing changes to copyright exceptions.

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A short video on Pinterest, image sharing and the law.

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New guidance from the ICO on the application of the DPA to social networking for business purposes. 

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This course will outline the development of licensing on various platforms including print, online, audio, video and mobile applications.

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The course will cover the most significant decisions issued since our last course in November 2012.

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A news story on the IPO website highlights how designers of mobile apps can protect their designs.

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A date is set for this Act to come into force.  The Act amends the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act  2002, in some technical respects. 

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The Equality Challenge Unit has published a series of factsheets on the legal framework surrounding equality and includes information on inclusive practice and pastoral care.

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Facebook's content policy is under attack for failing to prevent publishing images and other content which is threatening and incites hate. 

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The webinar will cover the basic issues of IPR, focusing specifically on copyright.

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Staff and researchers at institutions can benefit from a faster and more secure connection when using cloud-based IT services thanks to a new agreement that includes legal and data compliance.

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Data protection is likely to be relevant where learners are being filmed in the classroom or where lectures are being recorded. The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) does not prevent filming.

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Where a college, plays recorded music in any public space through any kind of device for purposes other than teaching and learning a licence to do so from PRS for Music or PPL will usually be required in order to avoid infringing copyright.

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The Amberhawk Data Protection Audit Training Course is held on 10 July 2013.

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The aim of this session is to give delegates informal opportunities to keep up-to-date with current developments in data protection and to exchange views and experiences with colleagues working in this field.

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The course covers a privacy law compliance check and how that differs from a data protection compliance check.

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The half-day seminar/workshop will focus on the Commission’s Data Protection Regulation.

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The Copyright (Visually Impaired Persons) Act 2002) amends the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) to permit the making of copies of copyright works such as  books plays and sheet music in alternative formats for visually impaired people.

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Book covers are likely to be copyright-protected works in themselves, and also often contain artwork done by a third party which may also be separately copyright protected.  Copying these digital images and making them available to the public (such as pinning them in Pinterest), will be an infringement of copyright if permission has not been obtained.

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Copyright law gives the copyright owner of an image the right to control the terms under which the image can be used. You should not assume that just because an image is found via Google Image Search it is available to use freely.

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Communication to the public by making a video available on YouTube, Vimeo or other media is a copyright-restricted act. This document will provide advice on how to upload material to YouTube and Vimeo to support teaching and learning. 

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Three new guidance papers on handling vexatious, manifestly unreasonable, and repeat requests in an FOI and EIR context have been published by the ICO.

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This guidance is intended for staff in further education and independent specialist colleges that provide education or training for both adult and younger learners with varying learning needs.

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This question raises an interesting issue regarding ‘access’ overseas and ‘transfer’ overseas but unfortunately the legal position is unclear. Read on to find out more. 

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The IPO is holding an open meeting to discuss draft WIPO copyright treaty proposals that aim to harmonise copyright exceptions for visually impaired people.

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A new Intellectual Property Bill
 proposes changes to the UK's intellectual property regime.

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The Export Control Organisation (ECO) do have rules on what can and cannot be exported to certain countries. This FAQ explores what they have to say on the question of taking encrypted laptops abroad.

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A new Intellectual Property Bill proposes changes to the UK's intellectual property regime.  The changes are being brought in an attempt to simplify patent and design protection laws and to help businesses be better off as a result of the changes. 

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This FAQ considers whether, in terms of the CDPA, consent is required to record student presentations for the purpose of examination. Consideration is also given to the application of consent in relation to performers' rights and to Schedule 2, Rights in Performances.  The implications of data protection legislation are discussed.  

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This report examines whether the Lambert Toolkit which includes model agreements for collaborative research has been of benefit to UK universities and their industry partners.

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This FAQ considers whether the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended by The Copyright (Visually Impaired Persons) Act 2002) permits the making of copies of copyright works in alternative formats for a person with disabilities.

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This session will highlight the new Jisc Legal toolkit developed to aid organisations in legal compliance when opening their systems
to own devices.

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The Content Map is a new website designed to help users find legal sources for films and tv, ebooks, music, games and sports coverage.

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The course has been written for serials and acquisitions librarians involved in e-resource purchasing in academic institutions.

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The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA) received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013.

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The regulations seek to ensure that the Legal Deposit Libraries (LDLs) can provide a national archive of the UK’s non-print published material.  

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The Bill is now an Act of Parliament.  It received Royal Assent on the 25 April 2013. 

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The toolkit will be useful to those colleges and universities that have not yet set out their approach or offered guidance to their staff and students on BYOD.

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Lending Kindles preloaded with third party content, such as an ebook currently in copyright, via a library or learning centre, would breach the current stated Kindle terms and conditions of use as far as UK users are concerned. 

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