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JISC Legal supports institutions creating and sustaining research collaborations and discovering, analysing, processing, publishing, storing and sharing research data and information. Relevant guidance can be found below.
Jisc Legal has now closed, and this website is now archived.
Technology and the law support is now provided by Jisc. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0203 006 6077.
This new Q and A document answers key questions for researchers when collecting, storing, sharing, archiving or deleting personal data.
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.
Jisc Legal for UK Research is your guide to how Jisc Legal contributes to providing infrastructure and support to the needs of researchers.
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.
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.
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 legalities surrounding the use of linking within a VLE. Is it better to link directly to the clip or the homepage for example?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course takes about 20 minutes to complete and there is a short test at the end.
This online course takes about 20 minutes to complete and there is a short test at the end.
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.
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 JISC infoNet infokit is an online resource that provides support and guidance to institutions development their RIM systems.
Model research collaboration agreements devised by the Lambert Working Group.
The Publishers Association / JISC model licence framework for material supplied in electronic form.
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.
This IP Workbook, from Eversheds LLP solicitors, contains practical examples, questions and scenarios on a range of commercially related topics with an intellectual property (IP) dimension.
This useful presentation is a recording of Jason Miles-Campbell on RSC TV.
New Helpdesk Details
Although Jisc Legal's helpdesk is now closed, Jisc continues its support for technology and the law (with new contact details available).
Data Protection Training for University Staff
Jisc Legal has produced an online training course for university staff in the essentials of data protection law.
Data Protection Training for College Staff
Jisc Legal has produced an online training course for Further Education college staff in the essentials of data protection law.
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