New laws passed allow for new ‘format neutral’ copying in tune with the internet and digital age.
The law is changing to make it easier and cheaper for cultural institutions like
libraries, archives, and museums to use, share and preserve their collections.
There are two significant changes which will affect libraries, archives and
1. The first relates to making copies of works to preserve them for future
2. The second allows greater freedom to copy works for those carrying
out non-commercial research and private study.
Benjamin White, Head of Intellectual Property, British Library blog post on changes
New statutory instruments 2014
- The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014
- The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014
- The Copyright (Public Administration) Regulations 2014
- The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014
- The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Disability) Regulations 2014
Our Library Service web page support for teaching staff on copyright
JISCLegal Law Overview available here for support with new changes this June 2014*
Please Note: This guidance is for information only and is not intended
to replace legal advice when faced with a risk decision.