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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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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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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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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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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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This briefing gives an overview of some of the legal issues which may arise in relation to the use of technology by UK further and higher education establishments in their Business and Community Engagement ("BCE") activities.

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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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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 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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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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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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This is an ideal course for those wishing to update their FOI knowledge and do not have time or budgets to attend a full day course.

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This live and interactive workshop is designed to teach delegates the basics of the Act including what is personal data, rights of individuals, responsibilities of data controllers, enforcement and penalties.

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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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It is unlikely that it would be legitimate for a college or university to confiscate a student’s mobile device where they suspect activity which might compromise the institution's college systems. 

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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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A Council has received a monetary penalty of £70,000 from the ICO after sensitive personal details were inadvertently published online.

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The First Tier Information Rights Tribunal has upheld the decision of the ICO to support Queen Mary, University of London’s refusal to release minutes from a clinical trial requested under Freedom of Information.

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The First Tier Information Rights Tribunal has upheld the decision of the ICO to support Queen Mary, University of London’s refusal to release minutes from a clinical trial requested under Freedom of Information.

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The final version of the revised definition document for colleges has been published by the ICO.

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This FAQ considers the data protection issues associated with filming video in a public place.

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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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New regulations covering what fees public authorities can charge for supplying datasets, in a reusable format,  have just been published.

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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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MOJ publishes its eagerly awaited Code of Practice on Datasets.

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Universities are collecting and analysing big data sets to influence student progress, teaching practices and learner engagement. 

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

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

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The UK IPO has published a new Factsheet on the orphan works licensing scheme and extended collective licensing measures set out in The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 which provides details of how these measures will operate. 

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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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