As a student or member of staff at the University of Leicester, you are likely to want to use copyright material. These pages contain a basic introduction to copyright, its impact on your work, and attempt to answer some key questions you may have.
Copyright runs a number of training courses for staff and students, the slides and materials for which are made available below.
- Walking with Dino-Laws: Copyright, legality and risk in an networked age [Slides] (Updated June 2012)
- Beyond the Source Wall [Slides] (Updated April 2012)
- Copyright for Academic Modules [Slides] [Booklet] (Updated Nov 2011)
- Copyright for Module Writers [Slides] [Booklet] (updated Mar 2012)
- Copyright, Open Access & Practical Issues for Doctoral Supervisors (Updated Feb 2011)
- Getting unCommonlyCreative: Reusing and creating open materials [Slides] (Updated Dec 2011)
- Keeping your Thesis Legal [Booklet] (Updated Nov 2012)
- Social Media Friend or Foe?: Navigating the Legal Minefield Successfully [Slides] [Booklet] (Updated Nov 2011)
These are made available under a Creative Commons 3.0 BY-SA-NC Licence. Please contact us if you would like us to arrange a Departmental or College event on these or any related issue.
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Web sites such as AcademicPub and Connexions can allow you to tailor a textbook to the needs of your module, with publishers such as McGraw-Hill Higher Education and Macmillan also getting in on the act.
The University (other than the Students Union) does not hold a licence to permit playing of music in buildings on campus. If you use or play music, other than for teaching or private studying, it is likely you will require a licence.
Directive 2011/77/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27th September 2011 has now been published.