- CLA (Copyright Licensing Agency) Books and journals
- NLA (Newspaper Licensing Agency) Newspapers
- ERA (Educational Recording Agency) Off air recording of broadcasts
What does copyright mean?
It is the right of the creator to choose how their work is used.
To ensure others can benefit from their ideas the law allows you to use this material. This can be done in one of the following ways:
- Get permission
- Use a license
- Applying an exception.
Exceptions include copying for individual independent study or teaching/ instruction for example.
Welcome to the Copyright page
Copyright covers =
Musical scores, Artistic works, Films, Logos, Sound recordings, Broadcasts, Theatre or dramatical works, Literary works etc.
Please note these pages have been developed by the LRC team. Due to this they are not legal advice.
Important= When using someone else's ideas it is good practice to say where it is from.
When is something out of copyright?
Most copyright last for at least 70 years.
The majority of material you find will be in copyright
Even classic books or images of old masters are likely to be in copyright.
The book may have typographic copyright
A picture of an old master is likely to have the copyright of the photographer who photographed it.