Copyright gives legal protection to the owners (eg authors, publishers) of certain types of creative works by allowing them to exploit their works and control their use for a limited period of time.

These pages aim to help students and staff to stay within the law when using copyright material. Copyright is a complex subject so this guide does not aim to cover every aspect; if it does not help you with your particular question then please contact

The contents of these web pages are for information purposes only, to help you understand copyright law and your legal obligations. They are not, nor are intended to be, legal advice.