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Useful resources

IPRs

British Copyright Council, British Copyright Council website.
URL: http://www.britishcopyright.org/

The British Library, 'Copyright Office: Changes to UK Copyright Law', The British Library website.
URL: http://www.bl.uk/services/information/copyrightfaq.html
Note: provides online guidance on copyright, in particular the impact of the European Union Directive passed in Summer 2001 on copying that is carried out for commercial purposes.

Copyright and Licensing for Digital Preservation Project, Copyright and Licensing for Digital Preservation Project website.
URL: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ls/disresearch/CLDP/index.htm
Note: this AHRB-funded project investigated the impact of copyright legislation and licensed access to digital content on the ability of libraries to provide long-term access to that content and suggested ways in which the problems could be overcome.

Creative Commons, Creative Commons website.
URL: http://creativecommons.org/

Charlesworth, Andrew, Legal Issues relating to the archiving of internet resources in the UK, EU, USA and Australia, a study undertaken for the JISC and Wellcome Trust (February 2003).

Cornish, Graham P., Copyright: interpreting the law for libraries and information services (Fourth edition, London: Facet Publishing, 2004).

JISC, Legal guidelines for fair dealing in HE.
URL: http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/pdfs/FairDealing.pdf
Note: In 1999 JISC produced guidelines for the copying of electronic materials under fair dealing and library privileges. Note these guidelines are specific to the Higher Education Sector and date from before the 2001 EU directive. They are only intended to be pointers to good practice.

JISC and the Publisher's Association, Guidelines for Fair Dealing in an Electronic Environment (1998)
URL: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/elib/papers/pa/fair/intro.html

Madhaven, Mahesh, 'Intellectual Property Rights: An Overview', JISC Legal Intellectual Property Law Essentials series (24 Mach 2006).

Office of Public Sector Information, 'Copyright Guidance', Office of Public Sector Information website.
URL: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/crown-copyright/copyright-guidance/index.htm

Padfield, Tim, Copyright for Archivists and users of archives (Second edition, London: Facet Publishing, 2004).

UK Intellectual Property Office, UK Intellectual Property Office website.
URL: http://www.ipo.gov.uk

Defamation

Akdeniz, Y., 'Case Analysis: Laurence Godfrey v. Demon Internet Limited, (1999)', Journal of Civil Liberties, 4(2), 260-267 (July).

Collins, Matthew, The Law of Defamation and the Internet (Second edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Charlesworth, Andrew, Legal Issues relating to the archiving of internet resources in the UK, EU, USA and Australia, a study undertaken for the JISC and Wellcome Trust (February 2003).
URL: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/archiving_legal.pdf

Edwards, Lilian, 'Defamation and the Internet: Name calling in Cyberspace' from Edwards, Lilian and Waelde, Charlotte (eds.), Law and the Internet: regulating cyberspace (URL: http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/it&law/internet.htm) (Oxford: Hart, 1997).
URL: http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/it&law/c10_main.htm

Liberty, 'Defamation', The Liberty Guide to Human Rights website.
URL: http://www.yourrights.org.uk/your-rights/chapters/right-of-free-expression/defamation/

Department for Constitutional Affairs

Department for Constitutional Affairs, 'Data Protection', Department for Constitutional Affairs website.
URL: http://www.dca.gov.uk/foi/datprot.htm

Department for Constitutional Affairs, 'Freedom of Information', Department for Constitutional Affairs website.
URL: http://www.dca.gov.uk/foi/index.htm

Department for Constitutional Affairs, 'Human Rights', Department for Constitutional Affairs website.
URL: http://www.dca.gov.uk/peoples-rights/human-rights/index.htm

Digital Curation Centre

Digital Curation Centre, 'Frequently Asked Questions about Freedom of Information (FOI) Legislation', Digital Curation Centre website.
URL: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/FAQs/foi.php

Information Comissioner

Information Commissioner's Office, Information Commissioner's Office website.
URL: http://www.ico.gov.uk/

JISC Legal

JISC Legal, 'Data Protection Overview', JISC Legal website.
URL: http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/dataprotection/dataprotection.htm

JISC Legal, 'Disability Legislation and ICT in Further and Higher Education - Overview', JISC Legal website.
URL: http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/disability/accessibility.htm

JISC Legal, 'Freedom of Information', JISC Legal website.
URL: http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/freedomofinformation/freedomofinformation.htm

JISC Legal, 'Human Rights in Further and Higher Education', JISC Legal website.
URL: http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/humanrights/humanrights.htm

JISC Legal, 'Intellectual Property Rights Overview', JISC Legal website.
URL: http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/ipr/IntellectualProperty.htm

Liberty

Liberty, YourRights.org.uk : the Liberty Guide to Human Rights website.
URL: http://www.yourrights.org.uk/your-rights/the-human-rights-act/

TechDis

TechDis, TechDis wesite.
URL: http://www.techdis.ac.uk/
Note: TechDis is a JISC-funded service which provides advice regarding technology and disability issues.

The National Archives

The National Archives, 'Policy & legislation', The National Archives website.
URL: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/policy/?source=ddmenu_services5