Much of what you do as a student while at University is covered by exceptions to copyright.
When using works created by others, you will either be relying on some limited exceptions in law (eg for study, research or criticism), but in other cases you must have the permission of the copyright holder, in order to copy, adapt or perform the work or share it with others in order to avoid liability for yourself or your university or college
Visit the UK Government’s Exceptions to Copyright page for details on how to use copyright works without the permission of the copyright owner
The most relevant passages for you as a student are:
Or search for some copyright-free, sources
For educational purposes, it isn’t necessary to ask permission to use an image like this one.
But it is best practice and ethical, when using in a presentation or as a handout, to cite the source.
Reference in the same way as any other, non-visual material.
See our Referencing Guide for details
By Professor Ronan Deazley & Bartolomeo Meletti
These guidelines cover:
Digital Images, data and text are also protected by copyright
Fair dealing is a legal term used to establish whether a use of copyright material is lawful or whether it infringes copyright.
Fair dealing requires that the amount copied is reasonable and appropriate to the context and that use must not affect the market for the work and the owner must not lose out financially.
Provided the copying is for private study or non-commercial research it would usually be fair:
In some cases, the University may hold a licence which allows copies to be made by permission, rather than under fair dealing.
Covers copying for:
There are four moral rights in the UK:
The National Archives Published 26 March 2015
Available under the Open Government Licence v3.0