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Copyright Guidance at The University of Manchester: Home

A copyright guidance resource for staff, students and researchers at The University of Manchester

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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.

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These pages should be read in conjunction with the University's IP 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).

Copyright for teaching materials: can I use it?

This short online resource will help you to determine whether you can use specific types of material in your teaching, without breaching copyright.

Copyright for teaching materials - can i use it

Copyright for student: Who owns what?

This resource provides a basic introduction to copyright, whilst looking how it can affect you as a student.

Copyright for teaching materials - who owns what?


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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