This license allows for Higher Education Institutes and specifically their teaching staff, to use licensed material to aid in their teaching to an extended but still limited degree compared to other sectors such as business. For a subscription fee institutes can provide their teaching staff the ability to share copied versions of licensed material with students to the degree stated in the license.
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The Irish Copyright Licensing Agency (ICLA) is a licensing body under part 149 of the Copyright Act 2000, where a licensing agency is defined as a body whose main objective is the granting of licenses that allow the undertaking of action that otherwise would be prohibited under copyright law.
The ICLA's role is to provide, for a fee, licenses to schools, business, institutions etc. to use copyrighted work in a greater way than could be done otherwise.
Because of the circumstances of COVID 19 the ICLA has advised that: They will relax the requirement for the HEIs to own an original - this will enable lecturers to make use of any extract of an original owned personally by them which is not currently in the ownership of the licensed institution.
Remember to remove any items made available for this purpose once no longer needed.
It must be noted that this only applies to material that the institute owns either through owning a copy of the item or a subscription to a database that holds the item.
Under no circumstances other than the exceptions mentioned under what to copy, can an entire work be copied.
None of the licensed work should end up in the hands of third parties, either by direct contact or placing it in an online repository.
There should only be enough copies for each student in the course of study and two for each lecturer.
The ICLA also has an excluded works list that states which works do not fall under the license.
The copied work must also have a sufficient citation of the work the extract is copied from.
The ICLA license allows for the full copying of a work into a different form for any student who has disabilities that would affect them in studying the work e.g. visual impairment.
The license allows for instutions to wholesale copying of one work into an accessible form.
This can include alterations to make it easy for this person.
However this comes with the caveat that this copy is only for the use of that impaired person and that there is no outside copies that have accessible options on them.
The 2019 act has updated the provisions of the educational exceptions to include:
That as long as a sufficient acknowledgement is given copies can be made of works available through the internet.
It is now possible to copy up to 10% of a website page content under the license however this is dependent on the website's policy in relation to this around copying content.
10% or one chapter from a book. Full works, for example, the full text of a book can not be taken and photocopied, this applies only to one work on one course of study.
In the case of short stories and poems, the whole work can be copied as long as it is below 10 pages.
However, it must be noted that this only applies to material that the institute owns, either through owning a copy of the item or a subscription to a database that holds the item or that the lecturer themselves own.
In the case of a journal article or periodical online or offline you may copy the full text of one article but only one article from that particular issue of the journal or periodical.
You can copy illustrations that are in an article or work you have copied using the license before without providing the text. Though it should be only 10% of the images in the work.
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