Copyright on MyAberdeen

Understanding copyright on our VLE

Whenever you use copyright material on MyAberdeen, you need to be aware of how and when you can use a work under the terms of copyright law (The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988). The law provides a number of copyright exceptions for education, but there are restrictions on how and when these may be used.

Sometimes you need to rely on a licence to be able to use copyright material, and on other occasions, you’ll need the copyright holder’s permission before you can re-use their work. However you use copyright material in MyAberdeen, you’ll need to be sure you use it lawfully.

This resource provides help and guidance for academics on how you can use copyright material appropriately in MyAberdeen and gives links to usesful websites and documents to help you understand  the main differences between copyright law and copyright licences.

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