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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.
This briefing addresses the legal issues that further and higher education institutions may face when engaging with employers 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.
JISC's Freedom of Information and Research Data: Questions and Answers, written by Andrew Charlesworth and Chris Rusbridge, is available at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/foiresearchdata.
These Top Ten Tips were created to celebrate JISC Legal's 10th anniversary, all the while looking forward to the challenges UK FE and HE will face in the next ten years.
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.
The purpose of the reforms is to ensure that defamation legislation is fit for modern times. The Act aims to strike a balance between the right to freedom of expression and the protection of reputation.
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 Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013. The new legislation will effect the UK's current intellectual property regime. Changes include the fact that orphan works will be licensed for use for the first time.
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.
Microsoft and Janet Cloud-based IT Services Agreement
This new agreement enables students, staff and researchers at institutions across the UK to benefit from a faster and more secure connection when using their institution’s cloud-based IT services.
ICO Publishes Vexatious Request Guidance Three new guidance papers on handling vexatious, manifestly unreasonable, and repeat requests in an FOI and EIR context have been published by the ICO.
If we provide remote access to our CRM from abroad, what are the legal considerations? (14 May 2013)This question raises an interesting issue regarding ‘access’ overseas and ‘transfer’ overseas but unfortunately the legal position is unclear. Read on to find out more.
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