This page explains what it is permissible for staff to do in terms of photocopying and scanning for educational purposes, under the terms of the Copyright Licencing Agency (CLA) Higher Education Licence that City holds.
Staff should not prepare or distribute scanned extracts of copyright-protected material outside the terms of the licence without seeking permission, otherwise there is a serious risk of infringing copyright law.
If you have any queries relating to this, please direct them to the Digitisation Team.
Copying described above must be done in accordance with the terms of the CLA licence, the most important of which are:
Note that students should be expected to purchase their own copies of certain essential texts. CLA-licensed digital course readings or course packs should not be used as an alternative to this. If you are unsure, please see the CLA User Guidelines (PDF, 3.2 MB) (p15) or contact the Digitisation team for advice.
The CLA Licence permits material to be photocopied and scanned under the terms listed above provided this is only for educational purposes. Copies for commercial use (for example, for collaborative research projects within the University) may be made under certain clearly-defined circumstances. These are detailed on page 12 of the CLA's user guidelines (PDF, 3.2 MB).