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Guide to copyright

This website will help you understand your rights and obligations relating to copyright law. It focuses on the sections of the Copyright Act that have most relevance to the University, its staff and students. It is not intended to cover every aspect of the legislation.

You will find basic information about ownership, duration of copyright, and advice about how to comply with University policy. Issues covered in detail:

  • Fair dealing, including copying for research and study
  • Performing copyright works, such as recitals and plays
  • Publishing your own work
  • Copyright for teaching staff (including use of text, images, DVDs, videos, TV programs, podcasts and CDs)

For an overview, start with one of our short guides:-