Outline of licence for copying on to paper
The College has purchased a licence from the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency (ICLA) for the copying of copyright materials for teaching purposes. The licence permits the making of multiple copies, on to paper, of licensed works for educational purposes; these purposes include copying for distribution to students and for course packs, or copying by libraries for reserve collections. The number of copies of any one item taken at any one time by members of staff for distribution to students may not exceed the number of students in a class, plus two copies for each teacher or lecturer. The extent to which specific categories of material may be copied is limited (e.g. in the case of books copying is limited to the greater of five per cent, or one chapter; in the case of periodicals, complete articles may be copied but not more than one article from any one issue), and certain items and publishers are excluded from the scope of the licence. Details of the extent of copying permitted, and of the limits and exclusions, are specified in the licence agreement between the ICLA and the College and are summarised in the ICLA's User Guidelines.
Procedure to adopt when copying copyright material
Before copying works for distribution to classes or groups of students the following should be checked:
- whether the material is in copyright; and if so
- whether the copyright comes within the terms of the licence, summarised in the ICLA User Guidelines;
- whether the proposed extent of copying exceeds the permitted limits;
- whether the work is on the ICLA Irish Excluded Works List;
- whether the work is on the UK Copyright Licensing Agency's List of Excluded Categories and Excluded Works;
- if the work is from a United States publisher, whether it is in the List of US participating publishers; and
- ensure that the names of the author and publisher will appear on the front page of the copied material.
Permission to copy copyright material outside the terms of the licence must be sought directly from the rights-holders concerned.
Digital scanning and intranet extension for certain works published in Ireland
This is an extension to the licence for copying on to paper that already exists; see above. It does not displace that existing licence, but adds to it. It permits the scanning, posting on the College Intranet and printing on to paper of limited extracts from certain Irish books and periodicals, under strict terms and conditions which are set out in the text of the digital extension, below, and should be read carefully. Note in particular that this licence does not under any circumstances permit the posting of material to the Internet or World Wide Web.
Key reference documents
The documents referred to above are available as follows:
- the educational licence agreement [PDF, 164.66 KB] between the ICLA and the College
- the digital extension [PDF, 146 KB] to the educational licence agreement between the ICLA and the College
- the Higher Education section of the ICLA website provides copies of
- the ICLA User Guidelines
- the ICLA Irish Excluded Works List
- UK Copyright Licensing Agency's List of Excluded Categories and Excluded Works
- List of US participating publishers;
- the ICLA copyright notice for higher education