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Blogs

Copyright Policies (Naomi Korn)

Copyright expert Naomi Korn has to put together some key thoughts based on her experiences over the years of drafting organisational copyright and IP policies for a variety of clients, including museums, libraries, NGO’s, Universities etc. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Books

Cornish, G. (2015) Copyright – Interpreting the Law for Libraries, Archives and Information services, Facet Publishing << check your library >>

The book explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Courses

CILIP: Copyright and Licensing

Cilip courses on copyright and licensing, including copyright compliance, digital copyright, and negotiating licences. Programmes can also be tailored further to meet your needs. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Reports

The Marrakesh Treaty and its Implications: UKeiG commentary

In June 2013, at a diplomatic conference in Marrakesh, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (the UN agency concerned with everything to do with intellectual property, including copyright) adopted the so-called Marrakesh Treaty for facilitating access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled and in 2014 changes to the law in the UK were implemented as part of the package of copyright law reforms. Charles Oppenheim offers his thoughts on the Marrakesh Treaty and its implementation in UK law. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Websites

The Copyright Circle

The Copyright Circle can provide you with access to considerable experience in copyright matters of all kinds, gained over the last 19 years. The owner, Graham Cornish, has a world-wide reputation in copyright matters, has written books and journal articles on the subject and presented papers at numerous conferences. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

Full text of the main legislation relating to copyright, designs and patents in the UK. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

CopyrightUser.org

Copyright User is an independent online resource to help creators and users understand their rights. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Data Protection Act

UK Government website briefly explaining the Data Protection Act with a link to the act itself. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

Licence for the NHS in England (Copyright Licensing Agency)

Information and publicity for the licence for NHS England produced by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). [Last checked: 6/7/17]

NHS Copyright: Information and Guidance for Health Librarians

This guidance for library staff summarises the key points of the CLA Licence and Library Privilege in relation to supplying copies to service users and other libraries. It includes FAQs and external links. [Last checked: 6/7/17]

NICE Framework Agreement Code

NICE Electronic and Print Content Framework Agreement for purchasing books journals and databases. [Last checked: 6/7/17]