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Copyright, How-To-Guide

Online sources

Copyright Video with closed captioning: 


Online help and tutorials.

The intellectual Property Office

The official government body responsible for granting Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom. It has brilliant up-to-date information on all aspects of IP, including Copyright!

IP Tutor + provides four tailored learning pathways for different areas of study; Law, Business & Accounting, STEM, Creative and Humanities. The pathways include lecture slides, guidance notes, pre-read for students, case studies and FAQs.
‘IP for Research’ is aimed at PhD and Early Career Researchers.  It provides PhD and/or Early Career Researchers with the knowledge and understanding of how IP fits into the commercialisation of their research. is an independent online resource aimed at making UK Copyright Law accessible to creators, media professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and members of the public.

The content of the website has been produced by leading copyright academics and is intended to be accurate and authoritative. However, it does not constitute legal advice.

It is also essential to note that the material represents the law as stated in the UK Copyright Act, although at times there can be considerable tension between law and practice.

Other useful sites

Official sites for guidance on licenses and exceptions.

Copyright Designs and Patents act, 1988:

Copyright Licensing Agency:

Educational Recording Agency:

Newspaper Licensing Agency: NLA Media Access - Rights licensing and content distribution

Higher Education Printed Music License (Not currently subscribed to by LSBU) 

Music Publisher's association, copyright guidance

Ordinance Survey License (Not currently subscribed to by LSBU)