Training and workshops
LTI have developed an online course in Moodle on Copyright, the internet and teaching Online (LSE staff and students should log in, but Guest Access also available).
Copyright is an issue you need to consider seriously when creating any digital teaching materials or preparing materials for teaching purposes. LSE has produced a LSE Guide to Copyright 2015. There is also a series of Frequently asked Questions about Copyright and E-learning which you are advised to consult.
Changes were made to UK law in 2014 that affect the copying and sharing of materials that lecturers, researchers and students might do. Several new copyright exceptions were introduced, and some exceptions were amended.
Although you are creating a course within Moodle, which usually a password protected space for your students, you still need to consider carefully the resources you are using and take care not to infringe other people’s copyright. If you have any doubt about whether you need copyright permission to use a particular item in your teaching it is always best to check first.
The Library offer an Digitised readings (Epack) service for staff interested in obtaining scanned readings for use in Moodle. Readings are then presented to students using ReadingLists@LSE and you can get more help and advice with reading lists in Moodle.
Full text of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
Information about UK copyright law and other intellectual property rights (IPR) is available from the UK Intellectual Property Office.
Find out more about copyright and understand your rights from CopyrightUser.org
Jisc provide guidance for the higher education sector on copyright and IPR issues.
In the UK, Copyright Law protects images and photographs which are considered to be artistic works. It also protects films, broadcasts and sound recordings.
If you have any questions and need further information please contact: LTI.firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch Dr Jane Secker talking about copyright and E-learning at the Association of Learning Technology’s 2016 Conference.