Changes to copyright law

Guidance on the changes to copyright law and how they might have an impact on you.


Exceptions to copyright: an overview

Exceptions to copyright: education and teaching

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Exceptions to copyright: research


These changes to copyright law affect how you can use content like:

  • books
  • music
  • films
  • photographs

They introduce greater freedom in copyright law to allow third parties to use copyright works for a variety of economically and/or socially valuable purposes, without the need to seek permission from copyright owners.

Protections for the interests of copyright owners and creators are built in to the proposed changes.

Published 27 March 2014
Last updated 18 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. The crown copyright notice and the terms of OGL displayed within each booklet has been updated in line with National Archives new requirements.

  2. 8 new exception to copyright guidance booklets updated because of 1 October 2014 legislation changes.

  3. First published.