The University holds a number of licences which permit staff and students to reuse copyrighted material for the purposes of teaching, learning and assessment.
Academic staff creating course packs and teaching materials should use the information collated here for guidance and contact the Learning and Teaching Development Service with any copyright-related queries.
Generally, the limits on the amount of any individual work that may be photocopied or scanned under the terms of the CLA Licence are the same as those that apply to "fair dealing", but our CLA Licence now allows up to 10% of the total publication.
If the work you want to copy is excluded from the Licence you must seek permission from the copyright holder - usually the author or publisher.
Details of scanning undertaken by the University under the CLA Comprehensive Licence must be recorded and submitted annually to the CLA via the CLA Licence Co-ordinator (Head of Customer Services, Newcastle University Library).
Where journal publishers offer downloadable slides to embed into PowerPoint, it is possible to use these slides in your teaching if you check the permissions of that publisher first.
You can use the CLA check permissions tool to search for specific journal title and it will show the permissions available to Higher Education institutions with a CLA licence.
If you need to amend or annotate the slides (e.g. make the font larger or add your own annotations to diagrams) you are covered by the most recent ‘fair dealing’ exception to copyright which permits:
"A general “fair dealing” exception, allowing copying of works in any medium as long as the following conditions apply:
1. the work must be used solely to illustrate a point;
2. the use of the work must not be for commercial purposes;
3. the use must be fair dealing; and
4. it must be accompanied by a sufficient acknowledgement.”
You need to acknowledge the source in full on your slide, using the citation requirements of the specific publisher.