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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New Regulation for Collecting Societies Comes into Force

The Copyright (Regulation of Relevant Licensing Bodies) Regulations 2014 came into force on the 6 April 2014.

Keeping Young Learners Safe in Education - Guidance

All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which people can learn.

EU Directive Collective Rights Management

The EU Directive on the collective management of copyright and multi-territorial licensing of online music has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.  

Further Delay to Changes to UK Copyright Law

The Government has confirmed that it is doubtful that changes to copyright law will be introduced at the beginning of April 2014.  

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Recent JISC Legal Events
HEA Academy - Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum Lunchbyte (24 April 2014, Online)

This webinar will provide a brief Introduction to Jisc Services, and will offer an overview of the extensive range of resources that can assist in exploiting both technologies and effective practice in order to embed inclusion into everyday practice.
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