Interested in learning more about copyright? Browse our list of recommended self-directed training materials including online resources and videos on a range of topics.
These resources are provided by third parties. The University of Nottingham is not liable for the content of these.
A short video exploring Creative Commons and Copyright.
Watch on YouTube
About The Licenses - Creative Commons
Learning on Screen's guidelines for referencing moving image and sound.
A useful source of advice, training and support largely aimed at those in the education sector in the UK.
Audiovisual citation guidelines
Basic examples of UK copyright infringement
How to avoid copyright infringement
Details of exceptions provided by UK legislation
Exceptions to copyright
UK Fair Dealing
UK Copyright Exceptions
Educational videos about copyright.
Fact sheets and other helpful resources from Naomi Korn Associates.
Browse the resources
Explore more about your rights and the rights of others.
Copyright Aware - BBC
How long copyright lasts
A short animation which highlights the issues with having to sign away your copyright (2011)
Intellectual property rights; Open access for researchers; Vol.:3; 2015 (cis-india.org)
Can I use this image?
The ABCs of UK Copyright Law in the Arts
Have you ever found an image online that you thought would be a great addition to your own work?
Have you wanted to decorate a presentation, poster or your blog online?
Or perhaps you have tried to use an image found online as a starting point only, in your own work?
YouTube video from University of Wolverhamptom
Digital images, photographs and the internet
Guidance from the UK Government aimed at small businesses and individuals who may wish to use digital or photographic images on the web.
Copyright notice: Digital images, photographs and the internet
Information on locating UK copyright holders from WATCH (Writers Artists and Their Copyright Holders)
The WATCH File (utexas.edu)
Online courses and an overview of intellectual property from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).
Registration required (free of charge)
IPO Online Training Tools
Copyright relating to electronic thesis submission
Guidance on how to mark your work with a CC licence.
Creative Commons Wiki
Guidance on correct attribution when reproducing work under a CC licence.
Online resource aimed at making UK copyright law accessible.
Exceptions for education and teaching
Video Gallery - Educational videos about copyright.
Guidance on significant amendments to UK copyright law that were implemented in 2014, and how they might impact on you.
GOV.UK - Changes to Copyright Law
Short online resource which will help you to determine whether you can use specific types of material in your teaching, and how you can use them without breaching copyright.
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Explore UK music copyright law and how it can benefit musicians
Visit Future Learn
A practical introduction for anyone who creates original materials or who uses, reuses, mixes, adapts and mashes original materials that were created by others.
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This guidance sets out to answer questions that students may have about copyright, including:
Copyright guide for students
Copyright and performance/artistic works
Unlocking Film Rights: Understanding UK Copyright
A free online course to help researchers, producers and archivists understand UK film and TV copyright, and how to apply it.
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