When studying at Teesside you will be expected to to use other people's work which is protected by copyright.
Copyright restricts what you may lawfully do with someone else's work and you may face legal issues for infringing someone's copyright.
This page gives you the information you need to use other people's work safely - without infringing copyright.
For general copyright advice see Copyright - the basics
What am I allowed to copy?
'Fair dealing' gives you the right to copy limited amounts of other people's work without infringing the rights of the copyright owners. Under 'fair dealing' you are allowed to copy for yourself or another person:
Can I use other people's work in my assignments?
Yes, you may include the work of others in the form of quotations, paraphrases, images etc., into your own assignments subject to fair dealing. All works included must be properly acknowledged using in-text citations and inclusion in your references. If you fail to acknowledge the rights holder you may be accused of plagiarism.
Works included in your assignments must not be made public (e.g. published in a journal) without the permission of the rights holder.
What is plagiarism?
Plagiarism is passing off another person's work or ideas as your own and is considered to be an act of academic misconduct for which the University has strict regulations.
What about using videos and other audio visual materials?
Images, including photographs and illustrations taken from print materials as well as online images are subject to copyright. Attribution should be given to the rights holder on any work you produce including essays, reports and presentations.
Videos and audio visual materials
There may be occasions when you want to include a YouTube video or a piece of music in your work. You must get permission from the rights holder to do this. However, under 'fair dealing' you are allowed to play a short clip of a movie or piece of music if you are reviewing it for educational purposes without permission from the rights holder.
It is always good practice to link to a YouTube video - if you download it you may infringe copyright law.
Who owns the copyright on work I produce?
You will normally own the copyright on your own work throughout the course of your studies at University. You don't need to do anything for copyright to apply.
Exceptions to this may occur if the work you have doing is externally funded or other agreements apply.