There are various ways you can use copyrighted material in your teaching - either directly in Lectures, or posted onto VITAL - without having to gain permission first or risk infringing copyright law.
Use of Materials in Lectures and Lecture Capture:
Built into the UK copyright law are ‘Acts Permitted in relation to Copyright Works’.
These acts are often referred to as ‘Copyright Exceptions’ i.e. exceptions to copyright law.
Copyright Exceptions and Lectures:
Copyright exceptions allow LIMITED use of copyrighted material for educational purposes in lectures WITHOUT having to gain permission and WITHOUT infringing copyright law.
Copyright Exceptions for Education:
For ANY of the above copyright exceptions to be applied, the use of the material must ALSO come under the concept of ‘fair-dealing’ i.e.
Further information is given in the individual resource headings, below.
Use of Materials in VITAL:
The University of Liverpool holds a licence from the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), which allows staff to scan either ONE WHOLE CHAPTER from a book / ONE WHOLE ARTICLE from a journal issue OR 10% of the whole publication, whichever amount is greater, from permitted copyright works and upload them to VITAL in order to support teaching and learning.
BUT you have to comply with the terms of the licence for each item uploaded to VITAL and show you have done so by prefacing each scan with a Copyright Notice.
There are 3 options for ensuring you meet the terms of the Licence: