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.
In particular, 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.
Course packs comprising photocopies of extracts from books or journal articles, and/or printouts from websites, may be compiled, but they must comply with the key terms and conditions of the CLA licence given below, as well as the following points.
See also the Good Practice Guide (Course packs) (PDF, 671 KB) on the CLA website.
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 Licence permits scanning from most material published in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland or Turkey and some material published in the USA. This list is subject to change.