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This section of the JISC Legal website gathers together our resources most relevant to librarians and other library staff. We welcome suggestions for further guidance, of course.
Guidance on Legal Issues of Sharing and Reuse of Library Catalogue Records
JISC has funded a project to explore the legal issues associated with the sharing and reuse of library catalogue records online. This project was awarded after competitive tender to Curtis+Cartwright. Further information about the project can be found at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/resourcediscovery/recordreuse.aspx. The project output is available here - http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/Projects/TransferandUseofBibliographicRecords.aspx .
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This Q and A provides an overview of copyright law and how it applies in a variety of scenarios relevant to work based learning (WBL) providers.
This 'Overview' paper describes copyright law and its relevance and application to the use of ICT in UK FE and HE.
This 'Overview' paper outlines intellectual property law and its relevance to the use of ICT in the UK tertiary education sector.
This guidance is for staff in universities and further education colleges involved in developing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and considers the legal issues focussing particularly on the intellectual property rights and data protection issues.
Jisc Legal's Top Tips for managing the legal aspects of social media use effectively.
This template is to help learning providers consider relevant issues, make decisions (according to their own risk appetite) on how social media use will be implemented and regulated, and to write a social media policy that is fit for their purpose.
A simplified step-by-step guide to intellectual property law for UK colleges and universities.
In light of the recent changes to copyright law, this FAQ examines whether colleges are legally required to hold a CLA licence.
The ICO guidance on "Access to information held in complaint files" deals with this issue.
This FAQ discusses Janet’s Google Apps Agreement and how it applies to colleges and universities.
This FAQ explains how to calculate 'working days' for the purpose of FOI requests. Consideration is given to both the English and Scottish position.
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.
This FAQ considers the conditions under which research output can be provided to REF auditors under the terms of the CLA licence.
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.
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.
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?
This FAQ considers whether streaming music from Spotify to an audience of students is in breach of copyright legislation.
This FAQ provides information on storing and processing electronic documents including contracts.
This proposed amendment allows individuals to make personal copies of copyright works (other than computer programs) of works they legally own, for non-commercial, personal purposes.
Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014, part of the suite of legislation to implement the Hargreaves review, came into force on 1 October 2014.
These regulations, which are one of several measures introduced by Government, to modernise the UK’s copyright regime, are made against the backdrop of the Collective Rights Management Directive.
Dates have been announced for the introduction of important changes to copyright law.
A date is set for this Act to come into force. The Act amends the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, in some technical respects.
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.
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.
The Education Team at SGH Martineau LLP and the 157 Group are delighted to have worked together in producing this guide on the law relating to the learner experience.
This course takes about 20 minutes to complete and there is a short test at the end.
Learn more about your rights as an individual and your obligations as an employee in this 30 minute data protection course.
This online course takes about 20 minutes to complete and there is a short test at the end.
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.
A new interactive toolkit from the IPO.
Helping research and education institutions move to cloud and data centre services through guidance.
New search tool available for Information Tribunal Decisions, First Tier.
This flowchart highlights steps to follow and relevant permissions required when seeking to release non public material in SCOOTER, an OER.
ACAS guide offers practical tips on the impact of social networking on discipline and grievances, bullying, defamation, data protection and privacy.
A dedicated 'one stop shop' has been produced, telling the public about their FOI rights, and a step by step guide on how to use them.
This toolkit aims to guide information professionals in assessing cloud computing services for information use and storage, including development of a cloud computing strategy.
Information Commissioner publishes top tips on freedom of information for public authority communications professionals.
This collection of materials written by Web2Rights, provides briefings, guides, templates, models and sources of further information in order to assist open educational resource (OER) projects get to grips with intellectual property issues at the outset.
This project will provide IPR and licensing support for JISC/HEA funded OER Phase 2 projects with particular emphasis on the use of Creative Commons Licences.
Communication to the public by making a video available on YouTube, Vimeo or other media is a copyright-restricted act. This document will provide advice on how to upload material to YouTube and Vimeo to support teaching and learning.
Social Media Prosecution Guidelines Set OutProsecutors in Scotland have set out new guidelines as to whether messages posted on social media should be treated as a crime.
Music Bodies Challenge Private Copying Exception
UK music bodies challenge the Government's implementation of the Copyright and Rights in Performance (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014.
Scottish Information Commissioner Develops Self-Assessment Toolkit
This is a new resource to help authorities to review and improve their FOI performance.
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