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Copyright

In this guide

Helping you to understand copyright rules and how they apply to you - contact Nick Goodfellow if you need more support

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Copyright: the basics

What is copyright, what does it cover, how long does it last, who owns it and what rights does it confer? 

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Copying and scanning

Exceptions to copyright, what can and can't be copied or scanned, how much can be copied, and who can scan

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Digital images and copyright

What to be wary of when using digital images, where to find copyright free and friendly images, and how to attribute

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Copyright for lecturers

Using copyright materials in lectures, on Moodle and on Panopto and using audio visual materials, images and book chapters and journal articles

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Copyright for PGRs

Copyright and your thesis, including use of third party copyright materials, obtaining permissions, and alternatives to using third party works

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Copyright dos and don'ts

A checklist of the key things to avoid, and good practices which enable you to comply with copyright law and make creative use of resources