Copyright/IPR Archive

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

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

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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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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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Guidance for e-learning authors on copyright infringement, defences and licences.

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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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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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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 UKIPO is seeking feedback on the effectiveness of  The Copyright (regulation of relevant licensing bodies) Regulations 2014.  

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NLA media access and Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) have announced a collaboration designed to simplify copyright licensing for FE, HE and schools.

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HEFCE has published new guidance for colleges and universities on the benefits of shared services following the introduction of the cost-sharing groups (CSG) exemption to Value Added Tax (VAT).

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For those working in Adult and Community Learning (ACL) or organisations providing Work Based Learning (WBL), the position on copyright may be different from that in colleges and universities.

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The masterclass will provide in-depth training about the copyright legislation, relevant case law, other related rights and more detailed discussion about some key topical issues.

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The new Jisc Legal Tutor Checklist and relevant FAQs provide you with key questions and actions to consider before recording lectures.

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This course is suitable for librarians and information professionals with very little knowledge about copyright or for those who wish to refresh their skills.

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This quick reference guide is a checklist of questions for tutors to consider before recording lectures.

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This course will provide a detailed overview of the latest legislative developments, including relevant case law, other related rights and more detailed discussion about some key topical issues.

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Where an institution ‘authorises’ recordings by learners, the institution could face potential liability where an individual’s rights are infringed.

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Consent will be required to record and disseminate a ‘performance’ in order to avoid any infringement of the performer’s rights.

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In terms of copyright, a lecture recording may include content created by employees, students and third parties.

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Remarks made on social media platforms are being used more and more as evidence in criminal cases.

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With respect to a college recording an end of year performance by its dance students the main legal areas to consider are copyright and performer’s rights.  

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A one-stop shop update from industry leaders in intellectual property providing valuable guidance on current and future developments.

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MOJ publishes its eagerly awaited Code of Practice on Datasets.

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This paper is written in the context of the JISC and Higher Education Academy Open Educational Resources Programme (Phase 2), and aims to address some of the background issues regarding management of intellectual property rights (IPR) in UK universities.

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This course has been designed  to help all those who need to understand copyright and its institutional impact.

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This FAQ provides information on storing and processing electronic documents including contracts.  

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The Intellectual Property Office has released draft legislation on amendments to the law on the copyright exception for people with disabilities.

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This Court of Appeal decision clarifies that emails are ‘documents’ for the purposes of access and disclosure in certain circumstances.

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The IPO launched a copyright notices service today to answer your questions.

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This means that colleges and universities which currently hold an ERA or ERA Plus licence for which the term extends beyond 1 July 2013 or which enter into a new licence after 1 July will be able to treat the content previously licensed separately under the Open University Off-Air Recording Scheme as being available to become ERA recordings covered by ERA and ERA Plus licences.

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This interactive workshop, delivered by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), will explain the concept of copyright, when it applies, and how it can be exploited.

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