Social Media

Institutions are very aware of the numerous benefits social media offer and readily adopt these forums in everyday practice.  At the same time, however, colleges and universities need to recognise and address the various legal issues surrounding the use of social media by those working and studying in FE and HE. For example, intellectual property rights of information collaboratively created will need to be considered and clarified, data protection obligations fulfilled, requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the duty of care sufficiently met, as well as effective procedures and sanctions for unacceptable use established and shared.  View our guidance and resources below for further information.

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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. 

Copyright Training for University Lecturers - Updated

The Jisc Legal Copyright Training for University Lecturers online course has been updated to reflect the October 2014 changes to copyright law. 

ERA Publishes New Single Licence Tariff
Tariff applies to new single ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2014.  

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