UEA copyright contacts:
General copyright enquiries, such as those relating to the appropriate use of other people's work, are handled by the University's Information Compliance team. The team also manage the University's copyright-related licences.
Enquiries about copyright of UEA-owned material (and other issues relating to UEA Intellectual Property Rights) should be directed to the University's Research and Enterprise Services.
Talis online reading lists site for UEA. This is the Library’s preferred route for any digitisation requests for reading list items.
- Copyright licensing Agency's (CLA) Higher Education site provides information about the University's photocopying and scanning licence as well as more general information about copyright in higher education.
- NLA (was Newspaper Licensing Agency) represents newspaper publishers and licences copying from UK national and local newspapers. The general terms of NLA licences are described at its website.
- Educational Recording Agency (ERA) operates a licensing scheme for educational use of broadcast material.
- Creative Commons enables sharing of copyright works through simple licences.
Sources of information on rights holders:
- Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS)
- Artists' Rights Society
- WATCH / FOB provides a database of copyright contacts
- The Association of Photographers (AOP)
- International Publishers Association (IPA)
- The Publishers Association (PA). UK-based
- Palgrave MacMillan include a useful list of contacts in their page on Using third party material in your publication.
- Alamy (image collection)
Other useful websites:
- JISC (formerly Joint Information Services Committee) site has information on a wide range of intellectual property issues as they affect higher education, including a set of copyright guidelines. The site has been archived (as of early 2015) but remains a useful resource.
- CopyrightUser is a useful and easy to read resource for all users and creators of copyright material
- Intellectual Property Office is a comprehensive government-backed website on all aspects of IP, including patents.
- US Copyright Office site has a guide to US legislation and links to the US Copyright Act and the Copyright Clearance Center.
- Performing Rights Society (PRS) represents composers, lyricists and music publishers.
- PPL (Phonographic Performance Ltd) is a UK-based music licensing company. It represents performers and record companies.
- Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) represents academic publishers. Its website includes useful advice to authors.
- Music Publishers Association (MPA) has published a Code of Fair Practice agreed between composers, publishers and users of printed music.
Photocopying / scanning notice:
A notice describing what can and cannot be copied under the terms of the University's CLA licence should be displayed next to every UEA-owned photocopier / scanner / multifunctional device (MFD). A copy of this notice can be found here. If you require copies of this notice please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright books available to UEA staff and students:
UEA Library has purchased an ebook version of Copyright: interpreting the law for libraries, archives and information services. This Q&A-style book is an excellent resource which can provide quick, non-technical answers to many copyright conundrums. UEA staff and students can access the ebook here (you may be required to log in if accessing from off-campus).
The Law section on floor 1 of the Library also hold books on copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights.