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 Strategy, Policy & Compliance (SPC) team. The SPC team also manage the University's copyright-related licences.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 59 3523 / 2431.
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.
- 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 The site has been archived (as of early 2015) but remains a useful resource.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 email@example.com
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.