All electronic resources such as e-journals and e-books are covered by UK copyright legislation. They are also covered by licenses. Both place restrictions on what you are allowed to copy and what you are allowed to do with those copies. In brief, you can usually:
You are not permitted to:
It is your responsibility to read the license restrictions for any resources before using them.
Copying from the Internet
Despite appearances almost everything on the internet will be protected by copyright. Just because there is no copyright statement does not mean you are allowed to copy it.
You can usually:
You must not:
Placing copyright material in Moodle or on a network (VLE)
The exceptions for copying for instructions referred in other pages do not apply to presentations that will be made across a network. You should only place information in a Powerpoint or other presentation, on a network or in Moodle where it will be available to others:
If you require any item, chapter or article to be digitised for a reading list module please see the CLA Higher Education License and Digitisation Service guide or contact your subject librarian
Coventry University holds an ERA licence which enables you to use programmes for educational purposes only from free-to-air television and radio channels, i.e. BBC, ITV, C4, Channel 5 and S4C, the majority of these programmes will be available for you to use on Box of Broadcasts (BoB). It does not include any pay-per-view or satellite channels. You can, under the terms of this licence show programmes in lectures, tutorials etc and create clips or extracts to embed in presentations or PowerPoints. Copies can only be made available if they are:
See the Box of Broadcasts (Bob) Libguide.
Most Images, including illustrations, diagrams and models on the internet in any format will be covered by copyright. Unless you have the permission of the copyright owner you should not place images on to a web site or on Moodle that will make them available to others. There are however, a number of sites that provide images for free. Here is one example https://free-images.com/
Normally commercially available music cannot be copied in any circumstances without the written permission of the rights holder.
Teachers and students are able to perform music or drama, play recorded music, or screen a film or TV broadcast, for an educational activity, or use an extract of a film, music, broadcast etc..to illustrate a teaching point, without infringing copyright in the UK. But the law does not cover inviting a non-University audience, charging for tickets, or recording the performance. The source must be owned or subscribed to by the University.