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Copyright and licensing

Both staff and students at the University of Bradford must comply with copyright law and any relevant licensing when making copies of works still within copyright. Copyright law applies to photocopying and scanning from books and journals; and to the reproduction wholly or in part of born digital content including, for example, ebooks, ejournals and web pages.

Copyright and licensing of material for reuse in educational institutions is a complex topic. These pages aim to draw attention to copyright and licensing basics, and guide staff and students in taking advantage of a variety of printed and online information sources while keeping within the copyright law. Where possible links have been given to official copyright and licensing authority pages. Contact the Library ( for further information or if you have specific queries about copyright.

Please note: The information given on the Library's copyright and licensing pages does not constitute legal advice.