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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 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.
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.
Whatever the mobile technology use, there are legal issues to consider from the outset of your project and this is a checklist of the main areas to consider in your planning process.
Whether you work in a teaching, research, management or support capacity, the toolkit will help you to make confident, informed decisions about implementing cloud computing solutions in your institution.
Jason Miles-Campbell, our Service Manager, provides an informative video about licensing for educational resources, including what licences are available, and considerations in making the choice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Welsh Repository Network has published a learning tool to help you consider some of the copyright issues for multimedia respositories.
Sharing and Using Creative Works Freely and Legally
Creative Commons (CC) has announced that Version 4.0 of its licensing suite is now available.
Hyperlinking and Copyright Infringement
Providing links to copyright infringing material online is not always copyright infringement
Have Your Say on Extended Collective LicensingThe IPO has launched a consultation seeking views on the draft secondary legislation implementing Extended Collective Licensing.
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 is a new course developed by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in partnership with Coventry University and the British Library.
This interactive course sheds some light on the laws and best practice in the area of subject access.
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