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Copyright Guidelines

These Copyright Guidelines aim to inform all members of the University staff and students of acceptable use of third party copyright materials. Everyone will, at some point, wish to use previously published material, and it is important that in all cases the copyright holder is fully acknowledged, permission is requested (where necessary) and the appropriate fees are paid (where necessary).

The Guidelines seek to answer the more frequently asked questions relating to copyright. There are few simple responses to an area of considerable complexity, but the legal issues are important and the Guidelines have been designed to assist all staff and students navigate through the copyright maze.

The University’s Copyright Policy and ICT Acceptable Use Policy both require you to abide by copyright legislation.

We hope that you find the information contained here useful, however the contents are for general advice and best practice purposes only and do not constitute legal advice.

If you have any questions regarding copyright please contact:

David Sherren, Map Librarian (with responsibility for University copyright issues)
david.sherren@port.ac.uk

 

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