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.
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.