Human Resources

Lisa Slater is a Legal Advisor at the University of Bath 

Understanding copyright law

Date: tbc

Time: 11.15am-12.05pm

Presenter: Lisa Slater 

About this course

This session will give you an introduction to Copyright Law, it will explain what copyright is, what works attract copyright and who commonly owns copyright.  We will look at the common exceptions that may permit you to use other people’s work, and flag up scenarios in which it would be unlawful for you to do so.

The session will include time for questions and answers.

Information about Copyright can also be found on the University Secretary/copyright webpage.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • identify works which attract copyright/may be subject to copyright law
  • describe who normally owns the copyright in works 
  • identify when you might be  able to use other people’s work and when this is likely to be unlawful
  • name where to go if you need to access third party material lawfully
  • name where to go to seek advice about copyright
  • signpost others to information about copyright law

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

This course will also help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups highlighted below:


Please note that attending the course does not provide evidence of achieving these behaviours; you will need to demonstrate them by applying your skills and knowledge.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for all staff, particularly those who: 

  • publish materials (printed, digital or on the web)
  • create materials (printed, digital or on the web) 
  • edit materials (printed, digital or on the web)


Please note that we do not hold a waiting list for this course. 

To book a place on a published course date please email, including the course title and date, your name and any access requirements you may have.  Alternately, call extension 6369.

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking. 

Courses are subject to room availability.  We will do our best to find rooms, but if we can't we may be forced to postpone or cancel the event.