Policy on Copyright
Copyright is an automatic right which protects all those who have created an original piece of work.
The copyright owner (usually the creator of the work) has the right to control the way in which the work is used, and can prevent others using the work and exploiting it without permission. Copyright within work may be purchased, licensed or assigned.
In the UK, The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, amended by The Copyright Related Rights Regulations 2003 which were developed to comply with the EU Directive 2001/29/EC, are the pieces of legislation that protect the rights of creators.
All photocopying and scanning of copyright materials must comply with UK legislation, with any licence agreements held by the University or be undertaken with the permission of rights holders.