Q. Copyright licences

Answer

King's College London subscribes to a number of licences that permit reuse of copyright material for educational purposes within the university environment i.e. within the physical environments and password protected online systems. Fees paid by King's are generally based on FTEs and/or patterns of use reported for previous years.

Below are details of the core licences that are currently available.

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)

Licence:

CLA Higher Education Licence for Photocopying, Scanning and Digital Use

Works covered:

Books, journals, magazines and digital publications by authors and publishers affiliated to the CLA.

Terms:

The licence permits King’s to do with the following with content that it owns - ie. has purchased or subscribes to - make multiple photocopies, scan and store extracts from printed books, journals and magazines, and copy and store extracts from ebooks and journals. Specifically it allows each student on each course to be supplied with a copy of an extract from each work up to an extent limit. Copies can be made of up to one chapter, an entire article or 10% of the publication, whichever is the greater. There is no restriction on the number of times a digitisation made under licence may be used. 

Although the coverage of the licence is very good, not every author and publisher is included. The CLA produces a list of excluded works which is updated frequently. Use of images is not covered by the licence. Please consult the Collections Design & Delivery team with regard to use of licensed material in MyReadingLists, email readinglists@kcl.ac.uk.

Further information:

Visit the CLA HE website for more details. 

 NHS CLA Licence

Licence:

NHS Copyright Licensing Agency Licence 

Works covered:

Magazines, books and journals, artistic works, such as photographs, illustrations and diagrams as well as digital material and, for the first time, from some websites.

Terms:

CLA has reached a new agreement with the Department of Health to cover content use and re-use for all NHS staff in England. The agreement applies until 1 April 2021. CLA has tailored its licence permissions to meet the requirements of the NHS in England. 

In addition, the licence enables greater collaboration between staff through the inclusion of permission to share articles between colleagues in other organisations licensed by CLA.

Under the (NHS) CLA Licence:

  • You may copy two articles from a single issue of a journal (or several articles from an issue if on the same theme), or up to one chapter or 5% of a book (whichever is greater)
  • Multiple copies and "copies of copies‟ are allowed
  • Copyright declarations are not needed
  • Scanned and digital copies may be stored on an intranet or secure network, but not within an indexed and searchable centralised database
  • Only single paper copies may be made for patients and carers 

Further information:

Visit the CLA NHS website for more details.

The Newspaper Licensing Authority (NLA)

Licence:

NLA Licence (Basic licence, plus foreign titles, digital additional cover and web media monitoring materials licence.)

Works covered:

UK and foreign newspapers, specialist titles, and newspaper websites.

Terms:

The license permits King's to copy from many national, regional and international newspapers, certain specialist and foreign titles, and newspaper websites, for staff information and educational purposes. This includes paper copying of cuttings (up to 250 copies of a single item) and digital copying (emailing and scanning).

The use of cuttings and screen shots on overheads for teaching is covered by the license. The definition of a 'cutting' is now understood to include whole or part of an article, report, artistic work, etc. and includes photographs and advertisements.   

Further information:

Visit the NLA website for more details.

The Educational Recording Agency (ERA)

Licence:

ERA licence 

Works covered:

Broadcast output of ERA’s members in the form of ERA recordings.

Terms:

The licences permit King’s to record broadcasts and to show them for educational purposes either within the university (showing a film in a classroom for instance) or offsite via the web. A broadcast is a transmission at a fixed time; on-demand services are specifically excluded from the licence. Podcasts are on-demand because you can listen to them at a time of your choice, as are non–scheduled internet transmissions. Internet transmissions at fixed times however are broadcasts, so provided that they are free and are covered by the ERA licences, you can record and reuse them.

Further information:

Visit the ERA website for more details.

 

Not covered by licences held by the College

  • Unpublished material - including archives, original teaching or resources material - covered by the Copyright, Design and Patents Act.
  • Undistributed material e.g. annual reports.

 

  • Last Updated May 06, 2020
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  • Answered By Pete Garner

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