The University of Northampton holds several educational licences that enable us to legally copy and share material for teaching and learning purposes with our students:
Newspaper Licencing Agency (NLA) Education Establishment Licence, which enables University staff to copy and reuse print and digital news content.
The University of Northampton holds a CLA Higher Education Licence that, subject to terms and conditions, permits the copying and re-use of extracts of text and still images from printed books, journals and magazines, and from digital publications including some free-to-view and subscription websites.
Can anyone at the institution copy under the Licence?
Who can I make copies for?
Copies may be distributed to registered students and members of staff. Copies made for students on a particular module or programme are subject to specific conditions and reporting requirements and can only be made by the Digitisation Service.
What can I copy?
Up to the following may be copied under the Licence, either as photocopies by students and members of staff, or as digital copies by the Digitisation Service:
What if I need more than 10%?
The library's Digitisation Service can also licence further content via the Second Extracts Permission Service for inclusion on the online module reading list, linked from within NILE. This service enables us to obtain an additional digital copy of one chapter or one article (or up to 10% of the work, whichever is the greatest).
We usually obtain our scans via the British Library and CLA Enhanced Higher Education Supply Service (EHESS), which means we receive a high quality OCR scan, which is better for users with visual impairments.
If you have copyright material you would like digitised and linked securely within your online reading list, contact the Digitisation Service.
This information is for general guidance and background information only and does not constitute legal advice. The University of Northampton does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage incurred as a result of relying on information contained on this website.
Much of this content has been adapted and reproduced from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Where content has been derived in this manner, it has been attributed as follows:
© Crown Copyright.
IPO Copyright information is licensed under the Open Government Licence 3.0.
Copyright - Intellectual Property Office (IPO) overview
Using someone else's intellectual property - from the IPO
Exceptions to copyright: an overview (IPO pdf guide)
Exceptions to copyright: accessible formats for disabled people (IPO pdf guide)
Exceptions to copyright: education and teaching (IPO pdf guide)
Exceptions to copyright: research (IPO pdf guide)
Orphan works due diligence search process (IPO guidance)
Orphan works - applying for a licence (IPO guidance and process)
Intellectual Property Crime and Infringement (IPO guidance)
CopyrightUser.Org - UK copyright overview
CopyrightUser.Org - FAQs
Education Recording Agency FAQ (ERA guidance)