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Copyright @ Solent

FAQs related to use in teaching

FAQs: Images

In the UK there is an exception to copyright which allows photography and filming of sculptures which are "permanently situated in a public place or in premises open to the public…" You would not be infringing copyright since the sculpture is situated in a public place.  However if you take photographs of pieces in a gallery or a private collection without permission then that would be copyright infringement. 

Not without being sure of its copyright status. If you are able to obtain permission from the copyright owner that would be fine. If the photograph is accompanied by licence information which allows reuse, such as a Creative Commons licence then it may be okay to insert it in your modules, but you will still need to conform to the terms of the licence, making sure that the photographer is acknowledged correctly for example.

To avoid copyright infringement, you should only pin images in Pinterest which are out of copyright, which they own, or have permission or a licence from the rights-holder to pin. For more guidance, use the Jisc link below, please note that Jisc website is not being updated, but the information is still valid.

FAQs: Digitising information

Please do not download digitised documents from the reading list and add them directly to other module pages. There is an option to download a copy for personal use, but this must not be used to move the item to another location. Digitised material on reading lists must remain within the DCS system, so if you need to move it to another unit please contact who can arrange that.

To comply with the library's CLA licence, digitised material is only legal for a specific modules and course duration - it cannot be copied into another module.  If you wish to add the same digitised material to several modules, contact who can generate and add new links for you to ensure your continued copyright compliance..

Digitised chapters must be done through the library. Our digitised material is stored with the CLA on the Digital Content Store, so any scans need to be added to the DCS and show their copyright front sheet to be in compliance with our HE Scanning Licence. The library can do all of this and make sure that there is scanning permission for that title beforehand!

FAQs: Freely available...

Simply placing copyrighted materials, for examples pdfs found online, or found within websites; even within a password protected environment does NOT make it legal – it can still be construed as unauthorised copying. Although it is very easy to download pdfs/images, from the internet and insert them into SOL module pages or a presentations on your SOL pages, be aware that they will almost certainly be subject to some sort of copyright, and unless you own the copyright yourself, it is not legal or acceptable just to download and add them.

If it's your original work your blog post would certainly be protected by copyright. In terms of copyright law it is a "literary work" and protection does not depend on the level of literary quality. Material posted within social media or on websites is subject to copyright just as much as print publications. In principle even a tweet could be protected depending on its originality.

You must always assume that you need permission from the copyright owner and that the copyright position is "all rights reserved". Unless you can read anything stating the information contained is free to use/distribute, copyright will always be “all rights reserved” and written permission would be needed to use it. It may be possible to link to the website but avoid a "deep link" which would bypasses the home page of an organisation.