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Copyright guidance

Assistance with matters relating to copyright for Edinburgh Napier University staff and students

Why all the fuss about copyright?

Do I really need to know this? Is it relevant to my study or teaching?
We consulted some copying experts : 

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It's possible to get yourself into trouble if you re-use someone else's work without permission.

This suite of pages is intended to help you stay safe in your use of information.

Students and staff will find information about copyright for personal study.

Staff will also find advice on copying materials for class use, whether print or digital.


Please be aware that we are not actually legal experts, just cool cats, we do our best to provide accurate information and advice, but we cannot guarantee this. Please inform us if you believe anything on these pages is incorrect; The information provided relates only to Edinburgh Napier University staff and students, other members of the library may be subject to different conditions.
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