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Copyright dos and don'ts

A checklist of things concerning copyright that you should and shouldn’t do. 

Copyright dos

  • Check the Library copyright webpages for guidance or get in touch with Nick Goodfellow if you need help.  
  • Photocopy whichever is greater of up to 10% of a work, or: 

whole book chapter 

whole journal article, conference paper, case from law report  

single scene from a play  

short story, poem or play of less than 10 pages from anthology 

  • Hyperlink to ebooks, ebook chapters and online journal articles from Leeds Trinity University Library’s collections.  
  • Contact the Library’s reading lists team if you want a reading list to be created or a digitisation to be provided.  
  • Press the pause button on Panopto to exclude copyright excluded content from your recording or edit post recording. Contact the Digital Learning team if you need help doing this.  
  • Use images in PowerPoint presentations with an appropriate Creative Commons licence or copyright free images and include an attribution. 
  • Attribute any externally produced resources on Moodle, using LTU APA referencing conventions.

Copyright don’ts

  • Make photocopies for teaching or study purposes without checking whether it is okay to do so. Check the list of Excluded works and publishers.  
  • Scan and upload copies of copyright protected resources yourself to Moodle. 
  • Upload recordings to Moodle using Panopto containing content from commercial DVDs or streamed services or copyright protected images. 
  • Use randomly sourced images from Google Images in teaching materials without checking permissions. 

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