Top Tips for Copyright compliance
This guide is intended for GSM Staff. Guidance for students can be found here
Want to know more? Two good starting points are:
Think about why you are copying (click to read more)
You can copy and re-use very small amounts of practically any work if your use is "Fair Dealing". "Fair Dealing" only allows you to make a single copy and only applies in certain circumstances.
You can include a chapter or article or up to 10% of many works in reading lists by using the GSM Digitisation Service.
You can include short extracts or low quality pictures in your teaching slides if they are necessary in order to teach the topic concerned. If you are looking to use pictures simply to make your slides more attractive or engaging you need to check the advice on the use of images.
You need to be particularly careful if your use is for publication or for commercial purposes
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Make use of Talis Aspire Reading List service and the GSM Digitisation service instead of saving pdfs and adding them to GSM Learn. Only add a document or pdf to your module page or share it with others if you are 100% sure you can do so. Key considerations before sharing a document.
Copyright isn’t the only thing to think about when using other peoples' work or ideas:
Following guidance on good academic practice will ensure you correctly reference your work, avoid plagiarism and respect authors' moral rights.
Under UK law these are: