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Copyright protects the creators of virtually every kind of work (written, printed, electronic) from having their creations exploited by others. Copying of a copyright work (including storing or reproducing it electronically) is in principle, a copyright infringement, but there are various exceptions which allow copying.

University Copyright Policy

The University's Copyright Policy sets out the responsibilities of individuals and of School and Directorate Heads in respect of the use of third party material. The University considers breach of copyright to be a serious offence and may take disciplinary action where this occurs.

See the Information Compliance Policies for more information.

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These pages give an outline of the position under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) and subsequent regulations, and under relevant University educational licences in respect of particular works and uses. More detailed guidance may be obtained through the links provided and the Library's books on intellectual property and copyright law.

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