Research Archive


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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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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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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Government commits April 2013 as the date for introducing Legal Deposit regulations for non-print materials.  The Non-Print Legal Deposit regulations enable the British Library and the UK legal deposit libraries to collect, store and preserve the nation's memory in the digital age. The content will include online articles and books, and websites.

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This paper provides a quick reference for managers as to the main legal risks which need to be assessed against your institution’s risk strategy before opening your institution’s ICT system to mobile access by staff and students using their own devices.

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An English university, according to a BBC news story, sent an individual’s confidential documents to a former student with the same name.

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This paper focuses on the legal issues surrounding staff bringing their own devices.

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This FAQ deals with the permissions required along with accompanying restrictions for use of Microsoft copyright material. 

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The ICO has published new guidance on the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

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The UK Supreme Court will ask the European Court of Justice whether reading web pages, accessed from a supplied link, requires a copyright licence.

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This flowchart highlights steps to follow and relevant permissions required when seeking to release non public material in SCOOTER, an OER. 

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Brighton and Hove City Council have settled a copyright infringement claim made against them by the CLA.  

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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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This interactive workshop is designed to teach delegates the basics of the Act and the exemptions.

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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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This interactive workshop is designed to teach delegates the basics of the Act and the exemptions.

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This practical workshop is designed to examine the key issues around giving access to commercially sensitive and contract information owned by public authorities or received from private sector partners through contracts and tenders.

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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 interactive workshop is designed to teach delegates the basics of the Act and the exemptions.

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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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This interactive workshop is designed to teach delegates the basics of the Act and the exemptions.

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The UK government has announced the award of £150,000 funding to create a one-stop shop web site to make it easier to access information about rights ownership and copyright licences.

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Standardisation for referencing moving images and sound received a boost today with the publication of new guidelines.

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

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Research reveals employers are placing personal and confidential data at risk through lack of control on employee BYOD

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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 to help participants develop the necessary skills in order for them become more expert in copyright and ultimately to provide the necessary copyright advice and support across their organisation.

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The training course provides an introduction to the principles of copyright law and practice within the context of the work of library and information professionals.

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Jisc Legal has published a new Law Watch item on the Apple and Samsung patents ruling.

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A UK High Court ruling involving a claim by Samsung that certain Apple 3G-enabled devices infringed its patents clarifies the different tests to be used to determine whether a patent covers something new or novel and whether the date of its assessment gives it priority over other patents.

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The ECtHR has ruled that the criminal conviction of the co-founders of file-sharing website The Pirate Bay for assisting copyright infringement on the internet does not violate their freedom to receive and impart information under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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The CJEU confirms that unauthorised online retransmission of TV programmes breaches copyright.

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This new guidance considers the data protection issues raised by bringing your own device for use in the workplace.

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Internet platforms can assume the role of publisher and become liable for defamation. 

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The Unified Patent Court Agreement has been signed by 24 EU member states and will enter into force once ratified by 13 member states.

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This paper considers the legal issues which may arise in relation to the use of e-assessment in UK further and higher education.

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A college or university is not, in most circumstances, a provider of services to the public and as such is not required to notify the ICO of a data breach under new obligations imposed by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC) Directive Regulations 2003 (PECR).

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The High Court has ruled that copyright does not protect the functionality of a computer program and programming language.

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A survey has been announced by the Intellectual Property Office to seek opinions on the impact of the Lambert Toolkit.

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The Court of Appeal decided that a health trust was justified in convening a disciplinary panel for gross misconduct for breach of confidentiality in relation to reading patient files and discussing patient details whilst on a train.

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Guidance from the Upper Tribunal on vexatious requests.

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Twitter user accounts compromised in yet another high profile internet security breach.

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In this updated “Definition document for universities and other higher education institutions” the ICO sets out in some detail guidance on the types of information it expects public bodies across different sectors to pro-actively publish.

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Questions have arisen about the extent to which Skype guarantees privacy of calls made through it.

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