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These pages will introduce copyright and give you information on copyright for study and research purposes.

Please note these pages are intended to offer guidance on the things we think you really need to know about copyright, for print and electronic resources. We are not legal experts, information given on this page is believed to be accurate, but advice is taken at your own risk. Please inform us if you believe anything on these pages is incorrect.

If you would like to know more about the background to copyright, please consult up-to-date books in the library, or official websites on copyright, such as the ones listed at the end of this guide.
The information provided relates only to Edinburgh Napier University staff and students, other members of the library may be subject to different conditions.

Sources Consulted

Sandy Norman: Practical copyright for information professionals: the CILIP handbook. London, Facet Publishing, 2004.
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