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This page contains links to further information and resources available on copyright which may be of use for those wanting to know more. Please note that some of these resources are provided by external institutions and their inclusion does not mean that Cambridge University endorses the views contained therein.
More resources will be added to this page in due course.
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1988)
Full text of the Copyright Act provided by the UK Government. Note that this contains both the original enacted version and the latest available version.
A comprehensive toolkit covering various aspects of copyright and licensing.
Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)
Website of the organisation which works with higher education institutions to assist them in using copyright materials. Includes a useful tool to check permissions for copying/sharing/resue under the CLA License.
An independent website aimed at making UK Copyright Law accessible to all. Features The Game is On video series exploring issues in copyright.
Intellectual Property Office
Website of the UK government Intellectual Property Office which manages IP rights including copyright.
Intellectual Property: Copyright
Guidance from the UK government about intellectual property and copyright. Includes a feature allowing you to subscribe to email alerts of any changes.
Free online course on aspects of intellectual property including copyright. Provided by the Intellectual Property Office.
Cambridge University Legal Services Division Copyright Compliance
Guidance provided by the University of Cambridge Legal Services Division, including a range of copyright FAQs for the University’s students, researchers, lecturers and instructors, and library staff [Raven login required].
Database maintained by the Harry Ransom Center and the University of Reading Library. Can be used to locate copyright contacts for writers, artists and other prominent figures in creative fields.
Quick Guide to Redacting [PDF]
Guidance from the OSC on the best method(s) to use when it is necessary to redact materials from a thesis or other document due to uncleared copyright.