Copying from copyright protected works is normally prohibited, unless you have prior written permission from the copyright owner or your copying is covered by a licence, waiver or statutory exception in the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988.
The University holds a number of licences which permit certain restricted acts of copying for educational purposes. Some, but not all, may also allow copying for adminstrative purposes. It is important to check before using a work under licence, that the terms cover the extent being used, the intended purpose and audience.
Statutory exceptions to copyright also allow users limited permissions to copy from all types of works provided the copying meets all the terms of the applicable exception.
A number of variables may affect what and how much you can copy, for example, whether you are copying for private use or educational use. Where no exception or licence covers the intended use or proportion of a work you wish to use, written permission from the copyright owner is required.
Where permission is obtained to use or make copies of works, written copies must be kept which can be produced if requested. University may be required to maintain central records of material used under some licences and copyright exceptions. Please seek advice from your Academic Liaison Librarian or Copyright, Library Services.
For more information about copyright for education and research, follow the links to the right.