Tag: copyright

Releasing the world’s art into the wild

Here’s something to make your weekend.  Our year of free art continues, with the British Library following the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in releasing millions of images free for anyone to use online under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0)

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Using British Standards Online

British Standards are an important resource for many of our clients and we have a license to offer standards for download for study purposes.  Unlike journals, where you are allowed to save/print one copy of one article from each issue

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Copying something you found online?

Copyright is an ever changing leviathan lurking beneath the glossy surface of the internet waiting to ensnare the unwary and the incautious.  Facet Publishing has posted a series of blog posts recently looking at tips for lecturers and students, recent changes to copyright

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New York Met releases art images into the public domain

One of New York’s most prestigious art galleries, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has begun to share 375,000 images of its artworks under a Creative Commons CC0 license, effectively waiving all copyright restrictions and making these images available for anyone to copy,

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Scanning for Moodle? Ask your Library to do it for you!

If you make scanned extracts from books, journals or magazines, or taken text or still images from works published in electronic format available to students, for example through Moodle, then you are required to report the copies you have made. We strongly

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Crosswords over plagiarism

or “How I decided to stop worrying and learned to love citing my sources” Citing your sources and compiling complete and accurate reference lists for assignments often seems like an arbitrary exercise.  Given that all scholarship, journalism and thought involves rediscovering, reinterpreting and representing what has

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Good morning to all!

A judge has just ruled that the popular song “Happy Birthday!”, originally composed by two sisters, Mildred and Patty King, in 1893 in Kentucky as “Good morning to all” a song intended for the primary school classroom.  Copyright was registered

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Two Library projects to help your students make the most of our resources

Do you have a reading list that is dived by weeks or topics? We have a new way to embed articles, chapters, e-books and more into your Moodle page.  This means that the resources you want students to read each

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World Book and Copyright Day

On 23 April 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died.  It is also the date that other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo were either born or

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The wages of plagiarism

After a lengthy lawsuit, Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit “Blurred lines” has been found to infringe the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 “Got to give it up”, plagiarising the earlier work without attribution or permission. The breach of copyright cost £7.3 million

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