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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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Latest News

Social Media Prosecution Guidelines Set Out
Prosecutors 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.

Latest Events
Creating Capacity - The Return of Copyright Essentials (14 January 2015, London)

This one day training course provides an introduction to copyright within the context of caring for collections.

Scottish Council on Archives - Copyright and Cultural Heritage 2.0 (2 February 2014, Edinburgh)

This conference is takes an objective look at copyright in the digital age.  

ASLIB - Copyright Policies, Dealing with Infringements and Risk (11 December 2014, London)
This workshop is for senior managers, project leaders and decision makers who have an understanding of copyright law by having attended one of the basic courses on copyright and wish to learn more.