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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 .
A simplified step-by-step guide to intellectual property law for UK colleges and universities.
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.
This Essentials Guide provides readers with a direct, point-by-point guide to the Equality Act 2010's disability discrimination provisions and their application to further and higher education.
This briefing paper looks at the legal issues that further and higher education institutions may face in employer engagement as part of their Business and Community Engagement ("BCE") activities.
This briefing gives an overview of some of the legal issues which institutions can face when carrying out cultural and public engagement activities as part of their Business and Community Engagement ("BCE") activities.
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.
All documentation relating to the delivery of an ESF project must be kept for a period of three years after the Managing Authority has received final payment.
The purpose of the reforms is to ensure that defamation legislation is fit for modern times. The changes aims to strike a balance between the right to freedom of expression and the protection of reputation. The Act will take effect from 1 January 2014 together with the Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations 2013.
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.
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.
This website, which is maintained by the Intellectual Property Office provides guidance on intangible assets and how to manage these assets and create value from them - http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ian.htm.
Guidance for public sector organisationsaims to make current equality law more consistent, clearer and easier to follow in order to make society fairer.
The Strategic Content Alliance has produced a useful IPR toolkit covering the IPR background, practical tools, template policy statements, case studies and links to further reading.
Making IGO Materials More Usable, the CC WayIntergovernmental Organisations who want to make their information and materials available openly can take advantage of a new suite of Creative Commons licences designed specifically for their use.
EU Commission Launches Copyright Consultation
Sharing and Using Creative Works Freely and Legally
Creative Commons (CC) has announced that Version 4.0 of its licensing suite is now available.
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.
This conference provides an opportunity for data protection practitioners to ask questions, hear presentations, subscribe to seminars and to meet others involved in similar roles across all sectors.
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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