Copyright information and forms
You have been directed to this page because you have requested a copy from a copyright protected publication. Copies can only legally be made by the Library & Information Service from such publications under provisions in the copyright legislation or with the agreement of the copyright owners.
This page allows you to:
- View the CLA and LIS terms and conditions of supply
- Download a copyright declaration form for non-commercial copying
- Follow a link to other sites providing information on copyright and the meaning of commercial/non-commercial
Terms and Conditions of Supply
We are able to provide copies of articles and extracts from many journals, books and digital publications under a series of permissions and licences that we hold. The copies provided in this way are subject to terms and conditions of supply laid down by these licences and permissions.
Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)
If your copy is provided under our Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) licence the following terms and conditions apply:
The contents of this document are copyright works and unless you have the permission of the copyright owner or of The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd and save as may be permitted by Statute may not be copied (including storage in any electronic medium) or otherwise reproduced (even for internal purposes) or resold.
Library & Information Service (LIS)
If your copy is provided under any other licence or permission the following gerneral LIS terms and conditions apply:
The contents of this document are copyright works and may not be copied (for instance by photocopying or scanning and including transmission and storage in any electronic medium) without the permission of the copyright owner or as permitted by by statute.
Copyright declaration – Copying for non-commercial purposes
If we cannot supply a copy under the above arrangements, we will be able to supply a copy on receipt from you of a signed copyright declaration form, which sets out the conditions of supply in the form of an undertaking. The content of this form is governed by law and is only for copying for a non-commercial purpose.
When you have completed the form and signed it please return it to us at:
Library & Information Service
Chartered Accountants' Hall,
11 Copthall Avenue,
London EC2R 7EF
Fax: +44 (0)20 7920 8621
For help or guidance on any of these matters please contact the library by telephone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620.
Commercial and non-commercial purpose
The legislation does not define the meaning of commercial or non-commercial and we are therefore not able to advise you on this matter. However, there are some web sites which may help you to understand what might be considered non-commercial.
The CLA and the British Library have issued a joint document on this issue entitled Notes on Changes to UK Copyright Law: A joint note from the British Library and The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd ("CLA"). This gives example situations and their view on the status of each as well as a list of FAQs.