We pay for access to thousands of e-journals, e-books and electronic databases, which you can use for your studies and research. With such a lot of information out there, it can be easy to forget that we all have to comply with licence agreements and copyright regulations. This generally means that members of the University can use the resources for personal, educational use only, and they must not be shared or uploaded to other websites without permission.
There can be serious consequences for copyright infringement: for example, the resource provider may increase costs to compensate for the loss of revenue, or they may cut off access altogether. There is also the risk of legal or disciplinary action. For more information see the University’s Copyright Policy and ICT Acceptable Use Policy.