This guide will help you to find out how copyright affects your work, research and study here at the University of Manchester. Copyright is legal protection for an author/creator which restricts the copying of an original work they have created.
These pages should be read in conjunction with the University's Copyright Policy and provides information on how both staff and students can adequately protect the material they produce, whilst adhering to copyright laws and practices when using work belonging to others.
Sections are organised in an easy-to-follow FAQ format, if you require further guidance or have any questions regarding copyright, please contact us. We have also developed a number of online resources to support teaching staff and students (please see below).
"For many of us, understanding the intricacies of copyright legislation as it applies to academic life can be difficult. Understanding what permissions are required to use materials in print or in an electronic form can vary widely depending upon the source of the material, and its intended use. The Library's Copyright Guidance Service provides a single point of contact for all copyright-related issues and enquiries at The University, and is designed to greatly simplify the process of ensuring that you adhere to copyright legislation."
Prof. Richard Reece - Associate Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students
The information contained within these pages is intended as a general guideline, and an interpretation of current copyright issues. It is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice.