This guidance is designed to help academic staff understand the copyright issues related to teaching. Ownership of copyright in materials created by individual members of staff is covered by the Intellectual Property Policy. The use of 3rd party copyright material for private study and non-commercial research can be found on our Copyright guidance for students and researchers.
Copyright law aims to strike a balance between the rights of the copyright owner to control how their work is used and the rights of re-use, such as 'Fair Dealing'. It does this by providing some useful exceptions that allows copyright material to be copied - subject to certain limits. There are also a number of licences that the university holds that allow 3rd party copyright material to be used without infringing copyright. One of the most important licences used in the provision of teaching materials is the CLA HE Licence . This allows the library to provide scanned extracts from books and journals that can be added to module reading lists.