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Royalties data collection starts 14 January

Staff involved in preparing teaching materials are being asked to declare any published content they photocopy over six weeks, starting on Monday 14 January. 

The exercise is to help the Copyright Licensing Agency pay royalties to authors and publishers. It is not an audit or a compliance check. 

Yellow collection boxes will be placed next to photocopiers across the University’s campus from Tuesday 8 January 2019, but the data collection exercise does not start until 14 January 2019 and runs through to 22 February 2019.

If you are photocopying from books, journals, magazines or any other printed resource that includes copyrighted content during the period of 14 January to 22 February 2019, please take a few moments to read the red instruction poster located by relevant copiers. 

You will be required to copy the identifying page, usually the ISBN/title page, complete and affix a CLA data label and place in the box. 

The University of Sussex holds a license from the CLA that permits academic copying/printing and scanning from copyright sources, typically excerpts from published books, journals, periodicals and electronic resources. 

The licence fee paid by Sussex is held by the CLA until they have reliable data on copying, or re-use, which enables appropriate payments to be made to the rights holders.  

If you have any questions, contact Alex Elliott, Head of Information Management and Compliance.

By: James Hakner
Last updated: Friday, 4 January 2019