Copyright in connection to reading lists and teaching material
It is generally the creator of an intellectual work who owns the copyright to their work. If text, pictures, films, etc. are to be used as part of reading lists or in lessons, the copyright must be cleared. Several agreements have been entered into to make this prosses easier, and below you will find an overview of how you can use different types of material and links to relevant websites. Cf. the Norwegian Copyright Act.
Use of text (compendium production in Bolk)
Universities Norway (UHR) has entered into an agreement with Kopinor which gives students, faculty and others with a connection to MF permission to take photocopies, printouts and digital copies.
- From books you are able to use up to 15% of the complete work.
- From academic journals you are able to copy one article from the same issue of the journal per person per semester.
- With regard to newspapers, magazines and other material that is posted on public websites, there are no volume restrictions.
You can read more about the Kopinor agreement here.
And here you can read more about Bolk.
Use of images
- Within the Kopinor agreement, you are able to copy images for educational use. The images do not have to be directly related to the subject, but the copyright holder must be credited.
- You can use pictures in the public domain.
- You can use screenshots from websites and films as part of lessons, as long as you comply with the right to quote.
- You can use your own pictures, as long as the people pictured have given their consent, and the picture is not of someone else’s work.
You can read more about the use of pictures in lessons here.
Use of film and television
- An excerpt of a film can be shown to illustrate the subject of the lesson, as long as you comply with the right to quote.
- You can use films that are Creative Commons licensed.
You can read more about using films in lessons here.