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The IPO has launched a consultation seeking views on the draft secondary legislation implementing Extended Collective Licensing.

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This report focuses on the challenges institutions face from unauthorised attempts to access digital information.  

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A company which runs a dance venue has agreed to pay a photographer £20,000 for unlicensed use of an exclusive image of pop stars.

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recent judgment of the Court of Appeal has made clear that copying the way a program works is not an infringement of copyright. 

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This guidance from Universities UK provides a framework for institutions to review and improve their own procedures when inviting external speakers to their university.

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As part of the University of Strathclyde's Internet Law Events, CREATe presents this event on 3D Printing.

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The aim of this event is to raise awareness of the e-licensing issues that library staff must be conscious of when planning or resourcing courses for overseas campuses and collaborative partners.

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This conference provides an opportunity for data protection practitioners to ask questions, hear presentations, subscribe to seminars and to meet others involved in similar roles across all sectors.

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The Scottish Information Commissioner decides that Glasgow University was right to withhold personal data.

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This is a new course developed by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in partnership with Coventry University and the British Library.

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This interactive course sheds some light on the laws and best practice in the area of subject access.

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This workshop is designed to teach delegates the basics of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the exemptions.

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The UK provides the greatest intellectual property (IP) regime in the world according to a new report. 

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The British Library is hosting a seminar on the 29 November 2013 on the amended Re-use of Public Sector Information Directive.

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This FAQ considers the issues surrounding whether or not it is permissible to scan past examination papers and place them in the library catalogue. Consideration is given to important factors that should be borne in mind, such as, whether the question includes third party material. 

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Jisc Legal for UK Research is your guide to how Jisc Legal contributes to providing infrastructure and support to the needs of researchers.

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This FAQ explores the requirement for student permission with regards to how their personal information is processed, including with whom it is shared. 

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A teacher has been banned from teaching after engaging in inappropriate and sexually explicit conversations with a pupil via social networking website Facebook.

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The ICO has confirmed that organisations using new technological measures designed as an alternative to ‘cookies’ but which nevertheless track internet users online activity will be subject to the same UK privacy laws.

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Copyright term for sound recordings and performers' rights in sound recordings extended from 50 to 70 years

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A council received a monetary penalty of £80,000 from ICO following the loss of an unencrypted memory stick containing sensitive personal information of hundreds of children with special educational needs.

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The UK Government is ending the reduced term of copyright protection for artistic works produced by an industrial process (section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988), and seeks the views of interested parties on when such change should take effect.

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Jisc Legal's new checklist, and policy template for staff working in FE and HE, will be available early December.

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The High Court finds that a tweet pointing "the finger of blame" in the Lord McAlpine controversy, is defamatory.

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Aimed at UK businesses, this collection of documents offers advice from security and intelligence experts across government about how most cyber attacks can be prevented.

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A new interactive toolkit from the IPO.  


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A new interactive tool from the IPO to help businesses identify assets which may be protected by IP rights.  

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Facebook has altered privacy settings to enable users between 13 and 17 years of age to open their profiles and share their posts publicly on the internet.

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A data loss by the Royal Veterinary College is a reminder of the importance of BYOD staff training and guidance.

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New guidance on the requirements for websites to be compliant with the cookie law.

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The ICO has released guidance on how information on smartphones can be kept more safely and securely.

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Despite 97% of UK large businesses having, or anticipating a BYOD breach, less than a third of large EU companies have a formal policy on it, claims survey.

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IPO seeks assistance on updating the model agreements for collaborative research.

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Copyright law gives the copyright owner of an image or video the right to control the terms under which they can be used. You should not assume that just because an image or a video is found on the internet that it is available to use freely.

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The forum will discuss the latest updates to copyright in the area of moving image and sound.

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Jisc Legal is presenting at this session which gives an introduction to copyright law and explores the things you need to consider when using other people's materials in your learning and teaching.

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In this guide, you’ll find summaries of the key legal considerations of using Facebook in an FE and HE context.

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A simplified step-by-step guide to intellectual property law for UK colleges and universities.

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The Scottish Information Commissioner’s annual report shows a drop in the number of cases in the education sector taken to appeal.

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The ICO has recently fined a sole trader for the loss of his external hard drive with financial details of clients, as the hard drive was unencrypted.

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A recent article in The Guardian explores the limits of the licensing agencies' 'blanket licences' in the changing educational environment.

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This FAQ considers the legalities surrounding the use of linking within a VLE.  Is it better to link directly to the clip or the homepage for example? 

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This FAQ considers whether streaming music from Spotify to an audience of students is in breach of copyright legislation.  

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The Law Commission is consulting on data sharing between public bodies looking at what legal and practical obstacles exist to sharing data and whether these obstacles are desirable.

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FutureLearn, has launched in the UK with more than 20 partner institutions offering free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) to students.

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In relation to MOOCs where students do not become enrolled students, of the partner institutions, reliance on the university’s CLA licence to copy materials for inclusion in a MOOC would appear not to be possible.

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The ISEB Certificate in Data Protection is ideal for those who wish to have their knowledge and expertise recognised through a formal qualification.

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This workshop is packed full of exercises and real life case studies designed to teach delegates the basics of the FOISA and its exemptions.

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This workshop examines all the latest FOI decisions and guidance and applies them to real life scenarios.

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This course equips delegates to be the data protection expert in their organisation and to understand all aspects of the Act.

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