Scotland Archive

This FAQ explains how to calculate 'working days' for the purpose of FOI requests.  Consideration is given to both the English and Scottish position. 

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Where criticism and review applies to material included in a thesis then it will be possible to include it within an institutional repository without permission from the copyright owners unless the terms of the repository re-license the materials for a purpose not covered by a statutory exception.

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The Information Tribunal has upheld a public authority’s reliance on the personal information exemption. 

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An "offensive and salacious" Facebook page, with over 100 members, could have cost twice as much without an apology.

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On day one expert speakers consider the latest challenges facing FOI professionals.  On the second day, delegates have the opportunity to attend two half-day workshops.

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It is important to recognise that in any situation where a data controller is using a data processor, the data controller remains responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

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This course takes about 20 minutes to complete and there is a short test at the end.  

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Learn more about your rights as an individual and your obligations as an employee in this 30 minute data protection course.

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This online course takes about 20 minutes to complete and there is a short test at the end.  

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This all day event will focus on open educational resources including MOOCs, open source software and open sharing.

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A review of the self-regulatory process for the UK's Collective Management Organisations and their compliance with the British Copyright Council's Principles.

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Twelve US businesses have been found to have falsely claimed compliance with the Safe Harbour data protection provisions.

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The theme of the conference is: Legal Regulation & Education: Doing the right thing? Are educationalists doing the right thing in developing moocs, spocs, virtual learning environments etc.?

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This guidance is intended to assist 3D digitisation projects with intellectual property rights issues, including copyright, design rights, moral rights, trade marks and patents.

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A day course held in London on privacy impact assessment and data protection.  

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This half-day workshop focusses on the Regulation and likely changes to the UK data protection regime. 

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The conference themes are focussed on OER as a collaborative catalyst for building communities of open practice.

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This free interactive forum aims to bring together participants from public and private sectors to debate upon and shape the future of website accessibility. 

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Views are sought on secondary legislation implementing orphan works scheme aimed at making it easier to reproduce copyright works where rightsholder(s) cannot be found.

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This event provides an ideal and unique opportunity for librarians, archivists and information professionals to update their knowledge and professional practice.

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Ministry of Justice guidance details how a website operator can use the new Defamation Act 2013 defence in relation to user-generated content.

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This course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice.  

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This FAQ describes the relationship between the CLA licence and primary licence under which access to digital materials may be granted and the circumstances in which digital copies require to be reported to the CLA.

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The ICO is reviewing its approach in dealing with complaints.

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This guidance from the ICO highlights the data protection issues to consider in developing apps but also highlights the privacy considerations for app users.

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Dates have been announced for the introduction of important changes to copyright law.

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Staff and students in colleges and universities increasingly expect to be able to access the full range of an institution’s ICT facilities using their own mobile devices (such as laptops, tablets and smartphones) and also to save institutional information on their own USB sticks, memory cards and portable drives.

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A Swedish district court has awarded £403,000 in damages for the upload of one pre-release movie to a file-sharing website.

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This document is available in the following formats:    Microsoft WordAdobe PDF HTML(this page)The shortened URL for this doc...

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The EU Commission has issued 13 recommendations to improve the Safe Harbour scheme and has requested the US authorities to respond by summer 2014 with their proposals for implementation.

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Intergovernmental Organisations who want to make their information and materials available openly can take advantage of a new suite of Creative Commons licences designed specifically for their use.

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This FAQ considers the legality of embedding YouTube videos in a VLE considering both the YouTube terms and conditions and, where content is infringing, the effect of s.20 Copyright. Designs and Patents Act 1988.

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EU Commission launches a public consultation as part of its ongoing efforts to review and modernise EU copyright rules.

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Creative Commons (CC) has announced that Version 4.0 of its licensing suite is now available.

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Providing links to copyright infringing material online is not always copyright infringement

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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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