If you are an academic you can help to protect your lecture slides, handouts or other materials by reminding students that the intellectual property is owned by the University. Over the last few years we have seen an increase in websites trading on university owned materials. Help to make sure your lecture slides do not end up on these sites by educating your students about copyright infringement. A PPT slide reminding students not to share Loughborough University materials is available here. It can be added to the end of lecture slides or adapted to suit other types of materials.
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The Intellectual Property Office has launched several free online IP courses on copyright, patents, design rights and Trade marks. These bitesized courses can be accessed here: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/blogs/equip/.
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If you are a PhD student and would like to make sure your thesis is kept on the right side of copyright law, then take a look at Loughborough University’s new guide on ‘Keeping your thesis legal’ at this link.
It is packed full of useful information on how to reuse third party copyright material and advice on different types of materials such as figures, maps or photographs.
The Library also runs courses on Copyright and your Thesis specifically for PhD students. The next courses will be held at Loughborough campus on: 6th December 2016 between 9:30 – 11:00am and 2nd March 2017 between 2:00 – 3:30pm. More information can be found here.
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By Alexandre Duret-Lutz, 2006. Reproduced under CC Licence (CC BY-SA 2.0). https://www.flickr.com/photos/gadl/320300354
If you are a PhD student and would like to make sure your thesis is kept on the right side of copyright law, then take a look at the guide below produced by the University of Leicester. Packed full of useful information on how to reuse third party copyright material and advice on different types of materials such as figures, maps or photographs.
Also remember that the Library runs courses on Copyright and your Thesis specifically for PhD students. The next course will be on Tuesday 21st June 2016. More information can be found here.
Keeping your thesis legal is available at: http://www2.le.ac.uk/library/downloads/copyright/Keeping%20Your%20Thesis%20Legal
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Are you a student and struggling with copyright? Or simply confused with the changes to copyright law? Then check out this new guide produced by Jisc which will help you to understand how to protect your own work whilst reusing other people’s work legally. The guide not only explains the relevance of copyright during your studies but also how this knowledge can be applied in the workplace.
If you are simply looking for images, sound or video to re-use without fear of copyright infringement, then look for material licensed with a Creative Commons (CC) Licence. One of the best places to start your search is on the Creative Commons Search webpage at this link. There are six different levels of CC licence. To find out what you can do with the image/sound/video that you have chosen then click on ‘Some Rights Reserved’ as shown below in the screen shot (click image to make screen shot larger). This will take you to the licence page for that particular image etc and will explain how it can be reused.
Adapted ‘Victoria Sponge Cake’ by Kelly Hunter 2013, Reproduced under CC Licence (CC BY 2.0). https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
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A copyright evidence Wiki has been set up by CREATE at the University of Glasgow. It brings together hundreds of studies on copyright issues grouped by theme and is being offered as a form of ‘dynamic literature review’. The developers say it ‘intends to establish a body of evidence that allows better navigation in a contested policy field. Competing claims can be assessed and challenged transparently if the underlying data and methods are revealed’. The resource is available at: http://copyrightevidence.org.
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National Library of Ireland, 1961
Searching for black & white, vintage or just plain old photographs? Then take a peek at New Old Stock the latest search engine to retrieve vintage images from public archives which are free from known copyright restrictions. All images are available for personal or non-commercial use and some have more generous usage terms.
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Copyright User is the latest online resource to be launched focussing on UK copyright law. It aims to make copyright accessible to creators, media professionals, entrepreneurs, students and the public. The resources have been specifically designed for writers, musicians, visual artists, interactive developers, filmmakers and performers. Copyright User provides information on how to protect works, licence and exploit works and how to legally use other people’s work.
Visit the resource here: http://copyrightuser.org/
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