Welcome to the Library guide for information on Copyright.
Copyright is legal protection for an author/creator which restricts the copying of an original work they have created. This guide is designed to help you learn more about copyright and how it affects your work, research and study here at the University of Manchester.
The University is committed to acknowledging and protecting the copyright of rights holders and adhering fully to the terms and conditions of the licences it holds.
"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
These pages will help you to understand your legal obligations when you use copyrighted or licensed material in printed or online form. You should also read them in conjunction with the University's Copyright Information and Responsibility Statement.
If you have any questions regarding copyright then please do not hesitate to contact us.
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.
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