The information contained in this guide is intended to help staff and students understand how to stay copyright-compliant in the course of their work and studies at the University of Liverpool.
Please be aware that any third-party materials used by staff and students in teaching and learning and their associated systems and communication channels such as VITAL, must adhere to copyright law. The University holds the Copyright Licensing Agency's HE Licence. The CLA makes it easy for us to use other's work in our own teaching, private research and study. The CLA has a mandate from publishers, authors and visual artists to offer collective licences on their behalf. The CLA HE Licence is intended to broaden and enrich the student learning experience, by allowing HEIs to provide wider access to copyright materials than would otherwise be possible. In parallel, it enables publishers, authors and visual artists to be remunerated for the use of their work.
CLA User Guidelines can be found here.
It is important to note that it is not intended that these (or any linked pages) should provide definitive legal opinion on copyright.
For assistance with the recording and reporting procedure and initial queries about the Licence, please contact the appropriate Liaison Librarian
Further enquiries about copyright and licensing, please contact the Licensing Manager.
If any person becomes aware that any defamatory, inaccurate or copyright infringing material is included within VITAL or any other reason why it would be expedient for the University to remove the materials whilst an investigation is undertaken by the Head of Department, they must contact the University Computing Services Department immediately.